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Swell Fading Today, Large XL Swell Builds

Posted November 10, 2016, 01:27 AM HST
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the north side of Maui through 6 a.m. Thursday. A High Surf Warning is expected to pop up for the next swell building this afternoon.

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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    screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-10-11-37-pmBig Island Surf Forecast

    Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast from head high to a few feet overhead today for the best breaks.

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    Kona side: Wave heights are expected to fill in to about knee/waist high today with tummy/chest high waves on the sets at the best breaks in the morning.

    South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today from the northwest wrap with bigger sets mainly early in the day.

    screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-10-11-30-pmOur current large swell will slowly fade today. Another set of swells are expected to build Thursday afternoon and peak Friday. Another XL swell is expected for Monday the 14th.

    Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC with minimal leftovers expected this week.

    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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    Malika Dudley
    Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of their weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Big Island tsunami damage in 2011. She is a Certified Meteorologist and graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a BA in Speech Communication and French. Malika leads the Big Island Now weather team and enjoys conducting video interviews for Big Island Now's news and entertainment sections. The former Miss Hawaii is also a black belt in karate, avid waterwoman, jewelry designer, singer, TV host and mommy blogger.
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