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Surf Forecast, Trade Swell Begins to Back Down

October 4, 2016, 7:29 AM HST
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A Flash Flood Watch is posted through Wednesday afternoon.

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**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-2016-10-04-at-6-40-33-amBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast from knee/waist/chest high today.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be flat with just traces of south filtering in.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/chest high today at the best exposures. More westerly exposures will be flat.

Minimal south-southwest swell lapping in out of the South Pacific. Small south swell expected midweek and peaking Thursday and Friday.

screen-shot-2016-10-04-at-6-40-25-amTrade swell brings up to chest high waves to exposed spots on the Hilo side. Trades easing over the next couple of days.

Small northwest swell expected for the middle of the week, but the Big island is mostly blocked from this energy. Early season swell expected from the 8th to the 11th.

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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