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Big Island Surf: Small Trade Wind Swell to Increase by Weekend

August 2, 2017, 7:40 AM HST
* Updated August 2, 7:45 AM
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Photo courtesy James Grenz.

Big Island Surf Report & Forecast

Alerts (as of 1 a.m.)

There are no marine alerts posted at this time.

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Today

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Hilo side: Surf heights are expected to be knee/waist high today.

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

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

A small trade wind swell is forecast along east-facing shores.

Wave height – in next 12 hours, Aug. 2, 2017. NWS/NOAA.

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Looking Ahead

The small trade wind swell should pick up some Friday and into the weekend.

The Big Island’s current small southwest swell is expected to fill in into Wednesday before easing on Thursday.

A larger swell is expected on Saturday, Aug. 5.

As we track Typhoon Noru, it’s now looking like just traces of swell will make it to Hawai‘i.

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.

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