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Current Swell Fading, New Swell for Weekend

February 12, 2016, 1:20 AM HST
* Updated February 11, 9:29 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for all Big Island windward and southern waters through 6 p.m. Friday.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the north and west shores of the Big Island through 6 a.m. Friday. The advisory may be extended if elevated wave heights continue.

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 2016-02-11 at 5.51.55 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the north-northwest are expected to get elevated surf today. The best breaks will be overhead or more on the sets.

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Kona side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the north-northwest are expected to get waist/chest high surf. The best breaks will get up to head high on the sets.

South: Kona side expected to get mainly wave heights waist/chest high. The best breaks will be bigger early in the day.

Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 5.52.04 PMA heavily shadowed swell has peaked and is on the way down. Surf along the northeast coast will be significantly higher than the west side. This swell is expected to fade through the weekend.

A good sized west-northwest is due in late on Valentine’s Day.

Our current southwest swell continues to fade Friday. A small new south-southwest is expected to fill in and peak on Saturday.

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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