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Swells Fading Over Weekend, Details on New Swells

May 6, 2017, 1:21 AM HST
* Updated May 5, 10:49 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: Hawaii County leeward coastal waters and the Alenuihaha Channel through 6 p.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/head high today.

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

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

A longer-period late season northwest swell is expected to fill in late Sunday, peak Monday and ease Wednesday. This scenario is still pending full development of the storm generating it. Stay tuned.

Our current south-southwest swell is down to leftovers as it continues to fade into the weekend. Pretty quiet out of the South Pacific until about May 12th when we could see a little bump from storms that are expected near New Zealand the next few days. Will keep an eye on it.

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.  

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