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Elevated Surf Through First Week of March

February 27, 2016, 1:04 AM HST
* Updated February 26, 10:15 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the north and west shore of the Big Island through 6 a.m. Saturday.

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

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 2016-02-26 at 8.57.17 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the large swell are expected to be shoulder to head high with overhead waves at the best breaks. Spots without direct exposure will be smaller.

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Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/head high today. The best breaks could get slightly overhead.

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

Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 8.57.23 PMOur current large northwest swell is expected to hold pretty steady into the early morning and begin to slowly fade over the weekend.

Solid swells are expected to continue for our northern exposures through the first few days of March. The Big Island will be heavily shadowed but will still see wave heights climbing.

A fun size bump could fill in around March 7 – 9 for southern exposures.

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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