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High Surf Warning Extended Again

February 24, 2016, 1:14 AM HST
* Updated February 23, 10:23 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Warning is posted for the north shore of the Big Island through 6 a.m. Friday.

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

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through 6 a.m. Friday for all Big Island 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 2016-02-23 at 10.16.38 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the large swell are expected to be overhead to possibly double overhead. Spots without direct exposure will be smaller.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today. The best breaks could get up to shoulder high.

South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high with the best spots getting bigger on the sets early on.

Our current swell is expected to continue a downward trend but the warning level surf is expected to continue.

Screen Shot 2016-02-23 at 8.45.06 PMAnother large northwest swell is expected Wednesday through Thursday, which will be from a more distant source. The swell is expected to show Thursday. This swell is forecast to be a bit more westerly than the last one but the Kona side is again heavily shadowed by the other island and won’t get as big as the smaller islands.

A small southwest swell is expected to show Thursday through Saturday. Another small bump could fill in the first week of March as well.

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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