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Current Swell Fading, New Swell Expected Tuesday

December 29, 2017, 1:33 AM HST
* Updated December 28, 7:56 PM
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Marine Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

There are no marine alerts posted at this time.

Check our breaking news section for any weather alerts or updates that may have popped up since this forecast was posted. 

**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: Wave heights are expected to be shoulder/head high today.

Kona: Wave heights are expected to be waist high or less today. Some wrap from the north could still sneak in to the best exposures, especially from Kukio northward.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be waist high or less today.

Our current swell is expected to stay below the advisory level threshold for north shores and continues to ease.

A west-northwest swell is forecast to fill in over the weekend, building late Friday. Next Tuesday a larger swell is possible out of the northwest, filling in late Tuesday / early Wednesday.

A couple small south-southwest swells are bringing a little bump which will linger through Saturday or so.

As trade winds fill back in, east shores are forecast to rise Friday into early next weekend.

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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