High Surf & Small Craft Advisories Posted Today

November 9, 2015, 7:09 AM HST (Updated November 9, 2015, 7:09 AM)
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A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Big Island coastal waters and the ʻAlenuihāhā channel through 6 p.m. Tuesday for east winds up to 30 knots and seas up to 14 feet.

A High Surf Advisory is in effect for east facing shores through Tuesday at 6 p.m. Surf heights of 6 to 9 foot faces are expected.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts.

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**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 2015-11-08 at 9.29.43 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

    Hilo side: Wave heights are expected head high today with the best breaks getting up to a few feet overhead from time to time on the sets.

    Kona side: Wave heights waist/chest high are expected today. The best breaks could get up to shoulder high on the sets.

    South: Breaks open to the south-southwest swell could get up to wiast/chest high. The best spots could get up to shoulder/head high on the sets.

    Screen Shot 2015-11-08 at 9.29.51 PMAn advisory level east-northeast trade swell is showing for windward coasts this week.

    Our current south-southwest trends down today as a new bigger swell builds today, holds tomorrow and begins to trend down on Wednesday.

    Our current northwest swell is also on a downward trend.

    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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