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High Surf Advisory Posted for Kona Side Today

February 15, 2016, 1:59 AM HST
* Updated February 14, 10:28 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. Wednesday.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the west side of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Monday.

A Gale Warning is posted for all off shore waters.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

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Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 8.33.35 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be head high. The best breaks with west-northwest exposure could get up to a few feet overhead on the sets.

South: Wave heights head high or more today.

Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 8.33.42 PMOur current west-northwest swell is bringing advisory level surf to the west side of the Big Island. The swell shifts direction and begins to fade Tuesday.

Another fun size west-northwest is possible next weekend.

Not much expected from the SPAC. Just background southern hemi surf expected.

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.**

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

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