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NW Swell Builds Today

October 11, 2016, 1:45 AM HST
* Updated October 10, 10:50 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for our typically windy channels and 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-2016-10-10-at-6-11-53-pmBig Island Surf Forecast

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

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Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high from wrap out of the northwest. Otherwise, it should be flat.

South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high from wrap out of the northwest. Otherwise, it should be flat out of the south.

screen-shot-2016-10-10-at-6-11-47-pmMinimal south-southwest energy this week. Nothing significant is expected, just a small southwest swell for around the 13th.

Our current northwest swell is gradually weakening another northwest swell is expected to build late Tuesday into Wednesday. Knee to waist high sets are expected with this swell for the Kona side. Additional northwest pulses are also on the radar later in the week and through the weekend.

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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