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Fun New Swell Builds Later Today

July 7, 2016, 1:17 AM HST
* Updated July 6, 9:26 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through 6 p.m. Friday for all Big Island coastal waters (except windward waters).

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 2016-07-06 at 5.16.05 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be ankle/waist high today and building to shoulder/head high by sunset.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be ankle/waist high today and building to shoulder/head high by sunset.

Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 5.15.56 PMSmall southerly swells are showing through Thursday but fading. Another round of swell will start to build later today and peak Friday into Saturday morning up to a couple feet overhead for the best breaks.

Trade swell will bring surf to northeast exposures but onshore breeze will pick up quickly during the day to chop it up.

Quiet in the North Pacific at this time. A possible swell may be generated in the Eastern Pacific later this weekend or early next week. If everything stays on track we could see some energy building around the 9th and 10th.

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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