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Celia Swell Continues Through Weekend

July 16, 2016, 1:10 AM HST
* Updated July 15, 10:33 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 p.m. Saturday for northeast to east winds from 20 to 25 knots.

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 2016-07-15 at 7.53.06 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the tropical swell are expected to be around head high to overhead.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist high today with the best breaks catching maybe a chest high wave on the sets.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be waist high today with the best breaks catching maybe a chest high wave on the sets. Spots catching tropical swell will be up to head high or even overhead.

Screen Shot 2016-07-15 at 7.52.58 PMOur current south-southwest swell is forecast to hold through the weekend and into next week.

Quiet in the North Pacific at this time.

East swell from tropical system Celia has generated more swell. East swell is expected to build into Saturday, peak late Saturday and hold through Sunday / Monday. Darby is also likely to generate swell for us the second half of next week around the 21st. Will keep an eye on the development and bring you details as they become clearer.

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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