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Niala, SSW and Trade Swell on Downward Trend

September 28, 2015, 1:29 AM HST
* Updated September 28, 8:20 AM
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Alerts

A High Surf Advisory is posted through 6 p.m. this evening for 5 to 8 foot faces along southeast facing shores.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all island waters through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Big Island projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**

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Screen Shot 2015-09-27 at 4.32.35 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights are expected shoulder high to overhead today.

Kona side: Wave heights knee/thigh high are expected today. Breaks open to the southeast could see waves due to Niala swell – largest in the morning.

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South: Wave heights chest/head high are expected for the breaks open to the swell generated by Niala.

Small SSW swell is expected to continue today. Small scale south-southwest swells are expected through the end of the month but nothing super notable.

Screen Shot 2015-09-27 at 4.32.41 PMTrade winds will continue to generate short-period choppy surf at moderate levels along east facing shores. Dropping a notch Monday and easing further on Tuesday.

We are looking at fading east-southeast swell from Niala. The smaller islands could see southerly tropical swell from Niala Monday and Tuesday.

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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