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Early Season SSW Peaks Today

March 8, 2016, 1:50 AM HST
* Updated March 7, 9:58 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Hawaiian waters from 6 a.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Thursday.

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 2016-03-07 at 9.28.35 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the large swell are expected to be shoulder/head high today. Spots without direct exposure will be smaller.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be chest/head high today with the best breaks bringing in overhead waves.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be chest/head high today with the best breaks bringing in overhead waves.

Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 9.28.41 PMOur current west-northwest swell is expected to continue fading into Tuesday. A smaller northwest swell is expected to fill in mid week before easing Friday and into the weekend.

An early season bump is filling in expected to peak Tuesday before fading for southern exposures Wednesday through Friday. Another swell is on its heels for next weekend.

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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