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New Swells Expected for the Weekend

October 14, 2017, 1:16 AM HST
* Updated October 13, 8:50 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: 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/chest high today. The best breaks could get up to shoulder/head high.

Kona side: Surf heights are expected to be up to knee/waist high.

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

Northeast trade swell for eastern exposures is forecast to build into the weekend up to about head high, possibly overhead by Sunday. We expect a northwest swell to fill in Sunday into Monday and some trade swell late next week.

A new southwest swell is forecast to build for southern exposures late Saturday into Sunday, peak late Sunday around waist/chest high and hold through Monday / Tuesday.

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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