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Big Island Blocked From Large NW Swell

October 8, 2016, 1:14 AM HST
* Updated October 7, 9:23 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for our usual windy coastal waters.

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-2016-10-07-at-3-32-00-pmBig Island Surf Forecast

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

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be flat in the morning and rise to knee/waist high by sunset.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be flat in the morning and rise to knee/waist high by sunset. Northwest swell will get up to shoulder high for the best exposures.

screen-shot-2016-10-07-at-3-32-05-pmMinimal south-southwest energy this week. A very small southwest Tasman swell is expected the 13th to the 15th.

Back to back pulses out of the North Pacific are lining up this weekend and early next week. The first storm developed in the northwest Pacific and is sending our first good size northerly swell for the winter season. The Big Island will be mostly blocked unfortunately. Northwest swell builds late Saturday and peaks Sunday before fading Monday and Tuesday. Another swell is expected to build late Tuesday as well.

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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