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WNW Peaking Today at Advisory Levels

Posted March 9, 2017, 01:06 AM HST
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: Windward waters of Big Island through 6 p.m. Thursday.

High Surf Advisory: North shore of Big Island through 6 p.m. Thursday.

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

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    Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast to be head high to several feet overhead today.

    Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today with the best breaks getting shoulder to head high sets from time to time.

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

    Our current west-northwest is filling in into Thursday morning. This is expected to be a warning level swell. The northwest shores will feel the effects with a lot of shadowing for the Kona coast.

    A small south-southwest is showing through Friday with a slightly bigger swell right on its heels for the 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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    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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