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Kenneth Swell Holds, New SSW for Weekend

August 24, 2017, 8:56 AM HST
* Updated August 24, 9:08 AM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 a.m. Friday with winds up to 25 knots.

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 waist/chest high today.

Kona side: Surf heights are expected to be ankle/knee high today or less.

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South: Surf heights are expected to be ankle/knee high today or less.

A small southwest is forecast to fill in for the weekend. That same storm system which generated this small swell is forecast to push some small south-southwest toward us around the 28th as well. A stronger storm could bring a better swell starting on the 31st. Will keep an eye on it.

Trade swell is forecast to bring up to chest high waves for eastern exposures. Swell from tropical system, Kenneth, is forecast to hold through Thursday morning reinforcing the trade swell with the best spots getting up to shoulder/head high on the sets.

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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