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Upcoming Swells Largely Blocked from Big Island

April 28, 2016, 1:01 AM HST
* Updated April 27, 10:09 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel and leeward waters through 6 p.m. Thursday.

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 2016-04-27 at 8.32.07 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the swell are expected to be shoulder high today with the best breaks getting slightly overhead. Spots without direct exposure to the swell will be smaller.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today. The best breaks could get a little bit bigger from time to time on the sets.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today. The best breaks could get up to overhead or more on the sets for spots exposed to the swell.

Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 8.32.13 PMNorthwest swell down to leftovers. Another northwest pulse is possible for the weekend, building Saturday and easing Sunday. Another pulse is possible around May 3rd. The Big Island will largely be blocked with minimal amounts of this energy sneaking in.

Small south-southwest swell is expected to continue this week up to waist high. A fun swell is expected to start building Saturday and peak May 1st.

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.**

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