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SSW Swell Lingers, Trade Swell Dropping for Big Island

August 7, 2017, 1:58 AM HST
* Updated August 6, 10:28 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: East winds up to 25 knots through 6 p.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/waist high today.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today. Some spots could get up to waist high.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today. Some spots could get up to waist high.

Trade wind swell is forecast to ease Monday for east facing shores.

Our modest south-southwest swell is lingering but dropping out by the middle of the work week. Minimal surf energy out of the South Pacific for most of the week. We could see a boost out of the south on Sunday. Another swell is possible for the 12th with another on its heels for the 15th. Will keep an eye on it.

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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