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Big Island Weekend Surf Forecast

April 8, 2017, 1:17 AM HST
* Updated April 7, 8:20 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: ʻAlenuihāhā channel and waters to the west of the Big Island through 6 a.m. Saturday.

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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Big Island Surf Forecast

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

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be ankle/knee/thigh high today.

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

Our current small south-southwest swell will keep wave heights around ankle/knee/thigh high range through Sunday. A modest south-southwest is forecast from the 14th to the 17th.

Only minimal northwest energy expected through the weekend. We might see a new swell fill in Monday with a northwest also expected Wednesday. There may even be a reinforcement after that keeping wave heights up 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.  

**Click here for your detailed Big Island weather report.**

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