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Today’s Big Island Surf Report

September 15, 2016, 5:33 AM HST
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Alerts

Small Craft Advisory Issued: September 15 at 3:28 AM HST until September 17 at 6:00 PM HST by NWS

Areas affected: Alenuihaha Channel; Big Island Leeward Waters; Big Island Southeast Waters; Maalaea Bay; Pailolo Channel

**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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Big Island Surf Forecast

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Hilo side: Surf heights are expected in the knee to shoulder high range today. Small mid period swell from the north-northwest rising slightly later in the day. Light and variable south-southeast winds all day and switching to the east-northeast.

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Kona side: Surf heights are expected in the waist to chest high range today. Peaking SSW swell.

South: Surf heights are expected in shoulder to head high range today. Small mid period swell from the southeast rising slightly later in the day. Breezy east-northeast winds, whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas, Increasing later.

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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