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Advisory Level SSW Peaks Today, NNW Fills in

October 17, 2015, 1:45 AM HST
* Updated October 16, 10:54 PM
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A High Surf Advisory is posted for south facing shores of the Big Island through 6 a.m. Sunday. 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 2015-10-15 at 8.11.14 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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

Kona side: Wave heights chest/shoulder/head high are expected today. The best breaks could get up to overhead on the sets. Smaller waves are expected for spots not open to the south-southwest.

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South: Wave heights chest/shoulder/head high are expected today. Best breaks could get overhead on the sets.

Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 8.11.25 PMOur current north-northwest fills in late in the day. The new swell is forecast to peak late Saturday and fade through the rest of the weekend. Another shot of northwest is expected midweek.

Our current south-southwest swell is expected to continue filling in and peak Saturday before trending down on Sunday. New swell out of the southern hemisphere is expected Thursday.

Tropical swell is possible for the second half of next week. Will keep an eye on it.

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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