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NW Fading Today, New WNW Sunday

January 22, 2016, 1:38 AM HST
* Updated January 21, 8:57 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6:00 a.m. Friday for the Alenuihaha channel and windward Big Island waters.

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 2016-01-21 at 8.40.22 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the wrap are expected to be head high to overhead at the best breaks on the sets and easing through the day. Trade swell is waist/chest high.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be up to waist/head high on the sets for the best spots with northwestern exposure and tapering off through the day. Out of the south-southwest knee to waist high waves.

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South: Out of the southwest knee/waist high today. Trade swell brings waist/chest high waves. Some spots around South Point may get wrap out of the northwest up to waist/head high on the sets in the morning.

Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 8.40.28 PMOur current northwest swell is expected to taper off and shift more out of the north today. A second large west-northwest swell is likely Sunday through Monday, resulting in warning-level surf along north and west facing shores, including west facing shores of the Big Island.

Trade swell is expected to remain pretty small at waist/chest high or less.

Our current south-southwest swell is expected to begin fading Friday. A new south-southwest is due to fill in Saturday around knee / chest high.

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.  

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Image: NOAA / NWS

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Image: NOAA / NWS

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Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

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