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Surf Trending Down Today, New Swells Thursday

May 23, 2017, 1:26 AM HST
* Updated May 22, 9:50 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: ʻAlenuihāhā channel and southeast and leeward Big Island waters through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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 shoulder/head high today.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today with the best breaks getting up to chest high on the sets.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today with the best breaks getting up to chest high on the sets.

Our current south swell will fade through the middle of the week. Another shot of good south-southwest is forecast from Thursday/Friday through most of the Memorial Day weekend, possibly at advisory levels.

Our current northwest swell is trending down through Tuesday. This swell will gradually shift out of a more north-northwest direction and hold into midweek as it fades. Another north swell is forecast for Thursday and Friday with wind swell picking back up as the winds fill back in.

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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