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NE Swell Fills in Today, SSW Swell Fading

May 29, 2017, 1:00 AM HST
* Updated May 28, 10:10 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Special Weather Statement: Coastal flooding is likely through Memorial Day 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 fading but will exacerbate the problem leading to additional beach run up, flooding and erosion. The flooding is likely to be worst during the evening high tide.

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 waist/chest high today.

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

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South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high with the best breaks getting up to shoulder/head high on the sets. At South Point, waves will be even larger.

Our current south-southwest swell is slowly easing through the middle of the week.

A new pulse of northeast swell is filtering in and peaking Monday. A fun northwest is forecast for the middle of next week.

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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