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Slow in Surf, Swells on Horizon

July 31, 2017, 1:47 AM HST
* Updated July 30, 11:15 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: East winds up to 25 knots 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: Surf heights are expected to be knee/shoulder high today.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be ankle/waist high today. Some spots will be flat.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be ankle/waist high today. Some spots will be flat.

Trade wind swell is forecast to keep moderate choppy surf along east facing shores.

A series of small southerly swells will bring small background surf for most south facing shores through the middle of the week. A small southwest is expected to fill in Tuesday into Wednesday before easing Thursday. August 5th a larger swell is expected.

Typhoon Noru has potential to bring us swell so we will keep an eye on the models over the next couple of days. A very small west-northwest pulse is possible for the weekend.

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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