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Plenty of Surf for the Weekend, Weather Questionable

April 28, 2017, 1:19 AM HST
* Updated April 27, 10:47 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

There are no marine weather alerts posted at this time.

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. The best breaks could get up to head high on the sets.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/shoulder high today. The best breaks could get up to chest/head high with overhead sets later in the day.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/shoulder high today. The best breaks could get up to chest/head high with overhead sets later in the day.

Surf along north facing shores are forecast to rise Friday night into Saturday from a short period swell associated with the stronger winds behind the front. A series of small northwest swells are expected for next week as well.

A series of long period southerly swells are forecast over the weekend and into next week. The first swell should peak Friday night, near advisory levels, with another similar sized swell expected Monday.

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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