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New Swells Fill in This Weekend

May 13, 2017, 1:07 AM HST
* Updated May 12, 11:49 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: ʻAlenuihāhā channel and Big Island southeast and leeward coastal waters through 6 a.m. Monday.

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/waist high today.

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

A new south swell is filling in Saturday and peaking Sunday around chest high. Something slightly bigger is possible around the 16th. A more solid south-southwest is possible later in the month (around the 19th) from Donna – stay tuned.

A small northwest is forecast to build on the 18th, otherwise nothing much expected out of the North Pacific.

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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