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Small Swells Filter in For Weekend

April 2, 2016, 1:22 AM HST
* Updated April 1, 11:40 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Alenuihaha channel from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

**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 2016-04-01 at 11.08.13 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the swell are expected to be ankle/waist high today.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be ankle/waist high today.

Our current long period south-southwest swell is expected to continue trending down. Sunday into Monday a small southwest swell is expected to filter in with occasional rideable waves for the best exposures. Not much expected out of the SPAC anytime soon.

Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 11.08.19 PMOur current northwest swell is down to leftovers today. A north swell is expected Sunday into Monday but will be heavily shadowed. Models are showing another northwest swell around April 6th. Will keep an eye on the progress.

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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