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High Surf Advisory – Elevated Surf on All Shores

July 18, 2016, 1:08 AM HST
* Updated July 17, 11:20 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Gale Warning is posted for all off-shore waters.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for east-facing shores through 6 p.m. Monday.

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

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Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist high today with maybe chest high wave on the sets. The best breaks could get up to shoulder high.

South: Wave heights are expected to be waist high today with maybe chest high wave on the sets. The best breaks could get up to shoulder high. Spots catching tropical swell will be up to head high or more.

Screen Shot 2016-07-17 at 7.21.56 PMOur current south-southwest swell is forecast to hold through Monday before slowly fading Tuesday. We expect our next SSW to fill in Wednesday and Thursday.

Quiet in the North Pacific at this time.

East swell from tropical system Celia is expected to hold through early Monday before quickly fading. Darby is also likely to generate swell for us the second half of next week around the 21st. Estelle should also generate swell. 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.  

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