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Weekend Surf Report: SSW Holds, More Surf Ahead

September 19, 2015, 1:58 AM HST
* Updated September 18, 10:38 PM
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A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel as well as waters to the west and south of the Big Island through 6 a.m. Saturday. Northeast to east winds up to 25 knots are expected along with seas up to 10 feet.

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Hilo side: Wave heights are expected waist/shoulder high today. The best breaks catching the trade swell could get a bit bigger on the sets.

Kona side: Wave heights waist/chest high are expected today. Best breaks could get shoulder/head high on the sets.

South: Wave heights waist/chest/head high are expected for the breaks open to the building south-southwest swell. The best breaks could get head high on the sets.

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Screen Shot 2015-09-18 at 9.11.57 PMOur current SSW swell will hold through Saturday. Another long period SSW swell is expected Saturday, and is forecast to peak Sunday afternoon into Monday morning.

Trade winds will continue to generate short-period choppy surf at moderate levels along east facing shores through the weekend. Other than that, there is nothing of note out of the NPAC.

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

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