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High Surf Advisory for East Shores Today

February 17, 2016, 1:01 AM HST
* Updated February 16, 8:30 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for most Big Island waters through 6 a.m. Thursday. A Gale Warning is posted for waters to the south of the Big Island and the Alenuihaha channel.

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the east side of the Big Island through 6 a.m. Thursday.

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 2016-02-16 at 3.17.13 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the shifting swell are expected to be chest high today. The best breaks will be up to double overhead on the sets.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high. The best breaks could get up to waist high on the sets.

South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high. The best breaks could get up to waist high on the sets.

Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 3.17.20 PMOur west-northwest swell has now shifted out of the northwest and the High Surf Advisory has shifted from the west side to the east side as a result. The swell also begins to fade Tuesday and Thursday we’re down to just leftovers.

A small swell out of the 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.**

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