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Swell Fading Today, New Swell for Weekend

February 3, 2016, 1:39 AM HST
* Updated February 2, 10:01 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 a.m. Wednesday for windward coastal waters of the Big Island.

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 2016-02-02 at 9.47.31 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the wrap are expected to be waist/chest high with the best breaks getting up to shoulder high on the sets.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/chest high today with shoulder high waves on the sets in the morning.

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South: Some spots on the Kona side may get wrap out of the west-northwest up to knee/chest high.

Screen Shot 2016-02-02 at 9.47.37 PMThe northwest reinforcement is expected to peak early Wednesday. Thursday the swell is expected to fade. Another swell is expected to fill in Sunday.

Not much expected out of the SPAC the next few days. A possible small swell could fill in starting February 8th.

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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