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SSW Peaks Today, King Tides Expected

May 26, 2017, 1:53 AM HST
* Updated May 25, 9:50 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Special Weather Statement: Coastal flooding is anticipated over the next several days along all shores of the Hawaiian Islands due to record level spring (king) tides. Impacts include beach flooding, standing water on roadways and low-lying areas near the coast. A large summer south swell is also filling in Friday and will exacerbate the problem leading to additional beach run up, flooding and erosion.

High Surf Advisory: South facing shores from 6 a.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Sunday.

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.

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Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today and building to head high to overhead by sunset.

South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today and building to head high to overhead by sunset.

A larger shot of good south-southwest builds Friday, peaking late Friday into early Saturday. The swell could slightly exceed model guidance.

Choppy east trade wind swell continues but will drop off as our winds die down.

Our current north-northwest continues to fade. A fun northwest is forecast for the middle of next week. Will keep an eye on the models.

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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