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Building SSW Swell for Your Labor Day Surf Session

September 5, 2016, 1:15 AM HST
* Updated September 4, 10:54 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted 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 2016-09-04 at 10.20.56 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast from waist/shoulder high today. Small west-northwest from Lionrock also still filtering in for northern exposures but dropping through the day.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/chest high today as south-southwest fills in.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/chest high today.

Screen Shot 2016-09-04 at 10.20.51 PMLionrock swell slowly dropping through the day today. Leftover easterly swell from Lester is also trending down through midweek.

Two long-period southerly swells will fill in through the early to mid-week period. The second swell may near advisory levels along the southern shores by Wednesday. Swells will be fading for the second half of the week.

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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