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High Surf Advisory in Effect for Southerly Exposures

July 25, 2015, 1:07 AM HST
* Updated July 24, 7:16 PM
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A High Surf Advisory is posted for south facing shores of  the Big Island from 6:00 a.m. Saturday to 6:00 a.m. Monday. Wave heights of 6 to 10 foot faces are forecasted. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

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Screen Shot 2015-07-24 at 6.42.07 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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Hilo side: Knee/waist high waves expected today for well exposed breaks. Best breaks could see sets up to tummy/chest high waves from time to time.

Kona side: Wave heights of chest/head high in the morning, rising to overhead or more by the afternoon. The best exposures may even get up to double overhead from time to time. Smaller surf for spots that have less exposure to the south.

South: Wave heights of chest/head high in the morning, rising to overhead or more by the afternoon. The best exposures may even get up to double overhead from time to time.

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Screen Shot 2015-07-24 at 6.42.13 PMThanks to a storm that recently developed east of New Zealand, a large south swell is building this weekend for southerly exposures. The swell is large enough to bring advisory level surf heights and is expected to peak late Saturday and hold through Sunday. The swell is expected to begin to slowly fade through next week.

Small trade swell will push into northeasterly exposures. Otherwise, the north Pacific is looking very quiet.

Keep in mind, surf heights are measured on the face of the wave from trough to crest. Heights vary from beach to beach, and at the same beach, from break to break.  

**Click here for your detailed Big Island weather report.**

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

 Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

 

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