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Big Island Weekend Surf: SW Pulse to Move In

August 4, 2017, 8:47 AM HST
* Updated August 4, 8:50 AM
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Photo courtesy James Grenz.

Weekend wave heights, Aug. 4–6, 2017. NWS/NOAA

BIG ISLAND NOW SURF FORECAST

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Big Island Surf Forecast

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Hilo side: Surf heights are expected to be knee/waist-high today. As winds pick up in strength, spots catching the trade swell could get up to chest/shoulder-high on the sets.

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

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

Just small trade wind swell is forecast along east-facing shores. This should pick up some Friday and into the weekend as our winds pick up in speed.

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A southwest pulse is forecast to move in this weekend, filling in late Friday into Saturday morning and easing Sunday with sets in the chest-high range. The potential for the next swell isn’t until around t Aug. 12.

As we track Typhoon Noru and Tropical Storm Nalgae, it looks 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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