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Swells Fading Today, New Swell for Weekend

March 11, 2016, 1:58 AM HST
* Updated March 10, 9:25 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 a.m. Friday. 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 2016-03-10 at 6.24.39 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the swell are expected to be head high or more today at the best breaks. Spots without direct exposure will be smaller.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today with the best breaks bringing in tummy/chest high waves early on.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today with the best breaks bringing in tummy/chest high waves early on.

Screen Shot 2016-03-10 at 6.24.44 PMOur early season south-southwest bump is expected to continue fading for southwest exposures through Friday. Another swell is on its heels for next weekend and peaking early next week.

Our current small short to mid period swell for northwest exposures is fading Friday into Saturday. 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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