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NW Reinforcement Moves in, Trade Swell up a Notch

October 5, 2017, 1:09 AM HST
* Updated October 4, 11:11 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

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

Gale Warning: In effect through through 6 p.m. Thursday.

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 chest/head high today.

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Kona side: Surf heights are expected to be knee/waist high today. The best exposures could get a bit bigger on the sets. Exposures not open to the swell will be flat.

South: Surf heights are expected to be knee/waist high today. The best exposures could get a bit bigger on the sets.

Our current small southwest is forecast to fade Thursday. A south-southeast will blend in to that. Not expected to get very much past waist high.

A reinforcing pulse of northwest is forecast to fill in Thursday and bring a new round of chest/head high surf to Big Island northwest exposures. This swell will be short-lived and start to fade Friday.

Trade swell is forecast to bump up Thursday.

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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