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Celia Swell Fades, Darby Swell Expected Soon

July 19, 2016, 1:11 AM HST
* Updated July 18, 10:37 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 a.m. Tuesday.

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 2016-07-18 at 10.10.16 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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

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

South: Wave heights are expected to be waist high today with maybe chest high wave on the sets. Spots catching tropical swell will be up to waist/head high today.

Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 10.10.10 PMOur current south-southwest swell is forecast to hold through Tuesday morning before slowly fading. 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 quickly fade over the next few days. Trade swell will fill in late Tuesday through Thursday. Darby is expected to start bringing swell to the islands starting Thursday. 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.  

**Click here for your detailed Big Island weather report.**

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