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SSW Swell Slowly Fades Today

March 9, 2016, 1:26 AM HST
* Updated March 8, 8:57 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for leeward waters of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Thursday. The ʻAlenuihāhā channel and windward waters are under a more urgent Gale Warning.

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 2016-03-08 at 3.49.19 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 waist/head high today with the best breaks bringing in slightly overhead waves.

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

Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 3.49.25 PMOur early season south-southwest bump is expected to gradually fade for southwest exposures Wednesday through Friday. Another swell is on its heels for next weekend.

Small short to mid period  swell is expected for northwest exposures over the next few days. This energy will hang around Wednesday and Thursday before fading Friday. Another swell is possible this 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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