Better Swells Lining up for Next Week

March 15, 2017, 7:46 AM HST (Updated March 15, 2017, 7:49 AM)

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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.**




    Big Island Surf Forecast

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

    Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today with waist high sets at the best breaks.

    South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today.

    Small south-southwest continues to fade. We may see some better swell near the end of the month around the 24th – 26th and during the last few days of the month.

    Our current west-northwest swell is expected to fade through mid week. A larger west-northwest is lining up for the 19th through the 23rd, peaking Monday/Tuesday.

    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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    Malika Dudley
    Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of their weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Big Island tsunami damage in 2011. She is a Certified Meteorologist and graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a BA in Speech Communication and French. Malika leads the Big Island Now weather team and enjoys conducting video interviews for Big Island Now's news and entertainment sections. The former Miss Hawaii is also a black belt in karate, avid waterwoman, jewelry designer, singer, TV host and mommy blogger.


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