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Big Island Surf Forecast: High Surf Advisory Extended

October 19, 2017, 7:29 AM HST
* Updated October 19, 7:36 AM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: Through 6 p.m. Friday.

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

Gale Warning: Through 6 p.m. Thursday.

Wind Advisory: Until 6 p.m. Thursday for downwind areas of the Kohala Mountains.

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Big Island Surf Forecast

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. Breaks not catching the swell will be smaller.

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

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.  

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