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High Surf Advisory Through Noon Today

March 21, 2016, 1:54 AM HST
* Updated March 20, 10:14 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Advisory is posted through noon Monday for elevated surf along north exposures of the Big Island.

A Marine Weather Statement has been issued by the National Weather Service for moderate surges and breaking waves at Hilo Harbor.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all island waters through 6 a.m Monday.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

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

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today with sets up to chest high. Spots with less exposure will be much smaller or even flat.

South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today with chest high sets and strongest around South Point.

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 8.35.13 PMToday we have a mix of south-southwest swells, one is fading and one is building. Tuesday swell size will hold before trending down. Nothing much expected out of the SPAC anytime soon.

Old north swell is expected to fade today with the energy dropping further through the afternoon and Tuesday. A small west-southwest swell is expected Wednesday and Thursday with a small north-northwest possible for Friday into the 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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