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NW Holds Through Morning, Then Fades

March 31, 2016, 1:36 AM HST
* Updated March 30, 10:49 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the west side of the Big Island until 6 a.m. Thursday. This advisory could be extended.

A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday for the Alenuihaha channel and windward waters. This advisory could be extended.

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 2016-03-30 at 9.14.16 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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

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Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be chest/head high today. The best breaks could get up to overhead or more on the sets early in the day.

South: Wave heights are expected to be chest/head high today with plusses in the overhead range.

Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 9.14.23 PMOur current long period south-southwest swell is expected to trend down through the rest of the week. Not much expected out of the SPAC anytime soon.

Our current large northwest swell will continue to slowly fade today into Friday. Models are showing another northwest swell around April 6th. Will keep an eye on the progress.

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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