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Swell Builds Today, Bigger Swell on its Heels

November 2, 2016, 1:40 AM HST
* Updated November 1, 10:11 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for our usual channels and waters through 6 p.m. Thursday.

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-2016-11-01-at-7-19-01-pmBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast from waist/head + high today with onshore winds.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to fill in to about knee/waist high today.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today from the northwest wrap. Trade swell spots will continue to see blustery waist high + waves.

screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-7-18-56-pmMultiple pulses of swell energy out of the northwest are expected for this week. Kona side will be heavily shadowed from these swells. The first pulse is filling in through Wednesday. A bigger swell is forecast to build Wednesday into Thursday with another pulse expected Friday and into the weekend.

Northeast trade swell with north-northeast mix for Tuesday but winds will be onshore.

Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC with minimal leftovers expected this week.

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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