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Advisory Level Surf Expected This Weekend

August 6, 2016, 1:39 AM HST
* Updated August 5, 9:47 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel through 6 p.m. Saturday.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for east facing shores from 6 a.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Sunday.

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 2016-08-05 at 4.16.47 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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

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Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today with the best breaks a bit bigger on the sets. Spots that aren’t as exposed could be flat.

South: Wave heights are expected to be under waist high high today, some spots could even be flat. Spots catching trade swell could get up to waist/head high.

Screen Shot 2016-08-05 at 4.16.38 PMSmall south-southwest pulses linger into the weekend. Nothing significant through at least mid-month. Perhaps something will line up around the 16th.

Trade swell will hold steady. Tropical Storm Howard will generate some east swell that may bring wave heights above advisory levels for eastern shores. Sunday, sets could be occasionally overhead at the best exposures with the winds also weakening.

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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