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NW Fading, New WNW Expected Soon

February 13, 2016, 1:01 AM HST
* Updated February 12, 10:14 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for all Big Island waters through 6 p.m. Saturday.

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 2016-02-12 at 9.33.42 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the north-northwest are expected to be about head high today. The best breaks will be a bit bigger on the sets early on.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist high or less. The best breaks with northwest exposure could get up to chest high on the sets in the morning.

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

Screen Shot 2016-02-12 at 9.33.49 PMOur current shadowed northwest swell has peaked and is on the way down. This swell is expected to fade through the weekend.

A good sized west-northwest is due in Sunday and expected to peak on Monday before the swell shifts direction and begins to fade Tuesday.

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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