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Advisory Swell Continues, Large NW Expected Soon

November 16, 2015, 1:52 AM HST
* Updated November 15, 9:02 PM
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Alerts

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Big Island coastal waters and the ʻAlenuihāhā channel through 6 p.m. Monday for northeast winds up to 30 knots and seas up to 15 feet.

A High Surf Advisory is in effect for east facing shores through Monday at 6 p.m. Surf heights of 7 to 10 foot faces are expected.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts.

**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 2015-11-15 at 7.24.49 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.

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Kona side: Wave heights well below waist high for most spots today – just small leftovers.

South: Most breaks are well below waist high – just small leftovers. Breaks open to the trade swell could still get up to head high or even overhead.

Screen Shot 2015-11-15 at 7.24.57 PMAn advisory level east-northeast trade swell will continue to affect windward coasts.

Our current south-southwest continues to trend down today.

Our current north-northwest swell is fading today. A much larger northwest swell is expected to build midweek with some spots possibly reaching triple overhead by Wednesday night.

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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