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Spring Tides Affecting Southern Exposures Today

June 22, 2017, 1:28 AM HST
* Updated June 22, 7:25 AM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

High Surf Advisory: South facing shores of all islands through 6 p.m. Thursday.

Small Craft Advisory: Through Thursday at 6 p.m.

Special Weather Statement: King tides are possible each day into the upcoming weekend, especially for south facing shores. The best chance for coastal flooding impacts is in the afternoon and during peak tides.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

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**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

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Hilo side: Surf heights are expected to be knee/waist high at the best breaks open to the swell.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be chest/head high today.

South: Wave heights are expected to be chest/head high today.

Our current south-southwest swell continues to hold Thursday before beginning to ease late Thursday. Still, it will keep surf in the “fun” range through the weekend. Another couple swells are on the horizon around June 29 and July 3.

Nothing much is expected out of the North Pacific at this time.

Trade swell will be decreasing as winds decrease.

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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