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New Swells Expected for the Weekend

June 25, 2016, 1:25 AM HST
* Updated June 24, 6:47 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 p.m. Saturday.

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 2016-06-24 at 5.50.59 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the trade swell are expected to be around waist/head high today and easing into Sunday.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today with the best breaks getting tummy/chest high on the sets.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today with the best breaks up to tummy/chest high on the sets. Strongest around South Point.

Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 5.50.50 PMOur current south-southwest swell is slowly fading into the weekend. A new overlapping pair of southerly swells will fill in Sunday and peak Monday and Tuesday around chest high. These swells will fade from midweek through the weekend. We may get some small overlapping swells for the first week of July.

Trade swell will bring choppy surf to northeast exposures Saturday with an easing trend on Sunday.

Quiet in the North Pacific at this time with nothing of note generating swell energy for the foreseeable future.

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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