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NW Swell Fading Today

October 14, 2016, 1:59 AM HST
* Updated October 13, 10:12 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all island waters 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-2016-10-13-at-10-00-17-pmBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast from shoulder high or more at the best exposures today.

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

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South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high or more from wrap out of the northwest depending on the exposure but dropping through the day. Otherwise, it should be pretty flat out of the south.

screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-10-00-09-pmOur current northwest swell is fading through the day today with some sneak sets still filtering in through the morning. The surf should trend down through the upcoming weekend along north and west facing shores.

A modest trade swell will continue for north and east exposures.

A small to moderate south swell associated with a recent batch of gales over the Tasman Sea is expected to hold through Friday night before easing.

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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