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Nora Brings Advisory Level Waves

October 14, 2015, 1:28 AM HST
* Updated October 13, 9:38 PM
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Alerts

A High Surf Advisory is posted for south, north and east shores of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Thursday. Surf, generated by Nora, of 6 to 9 foot faces is expected. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts.

**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 2015-10-13 at 5.18.46 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights are expected shoulder/head high today.

Kona side: Wave heights thigh/waist high are expected today. Smaller waves are expected for spots not open to the south-southwest.

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South: Wave heights waist/shoulder/head high are expected for the breaks open to the east-southeast Nora swell. Best breaks could get bigger on the sets. Spots not open to the tropical swell will be smaller.

Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 5.18.51 PMNorth-northwest swell is expected to top out middle of the week before fading out. Smaller west surf generated by Choi-Wan continues to mix in for exposures open to the swell.

Nora is forecast to bring advisory level east-southeast swell to the Big Island through Thursday.

Our current south-southwest swell is expected to continue fading as a new small south-southwest fills in.

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.  

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Image: NOAA / NWS

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Image: NOAA / NWS

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Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

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