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Flat for Kona, Trade Swell for Hilo Today

September 19, 2017, 1:16 AM HST
* Updated September 18, 9:51 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: In effect through 6 p.m. Wednesday

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/shoulder high today.

Kona side: Surf heights are expected to be up to be pretty flat today.

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South: Surf heights are expected to be up to knee/thigh high today.

Nothing significant is on the radar for southerly exposures at this time.

A couple of small swells are possible this week. A new, modest, northwest swell is forecast for Thursday / Friday. We could see some other swells developing from some storms near Japan. Will keep an eye on it.

Short period trade swell is expected to be our main source of surf for today.

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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