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Trade Swell Holds, SW & NW Swells Fading

October 18, 2017, 1:09 AM HST
* Updated October 17, 10:24 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 a.m. Thursday.

High Surf Advisory: Until 6 p.m. Wednesday for east facing shores.

Gale Warning: Through 6 a.m. Thursday.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

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Big Island Surf Forecast

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Hilo side: Surf heights are expected to be chest/head high today. The best breaks could get up to overhead.

Kona side: Surf heights are expected to be up to knee/waist high. The best breaks could get up to chest high in the morning. Breaks not catching the swell will be smaller.

South: Surf heights are expected to be up to knee/waist high. The best breaks could get up to chest high in the morning.

Northeast trade swell for eastern exposures is forecast to hold up to chest / head high with overhead sets. A new north-northwest pulse is forecast to fill in Friday with another northwest pulse expected for Monday.

Our current south swell is forecast to slowly fade for southern exposures through Saturday. Size will be down to about knee/waist high by Wednesday / 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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