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SW Holds, Northerly Exposures Drop for Weekend

September 16, 2017, 1:56 AM HST
* Updated September 15, 8:29 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: In effect from Saturday at 6 a.m. 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 waist high or less today.

Kona side: Surf heights are expected to be up to thigh/waist high at today. The best breaks could get up to chest high mainly late Saturday and early Sunday.

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South: Surf heights are expected to be up to thigh/waist high at today. The best breaks could get up to chest high mainly late Saturday and early Sunday.

Our current southwest is easing but still fun over the weekend with waves peaking around chest high at the best breaks. We have potential of another Tasman swell later this month.

Our current northerly swell is below advisory levels and is continuing to fade through the weekend. A couple of small swells are possible this week.

Short period trade swell is expected to pick up 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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