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NW Swell Holds Through This Morning

April 13, 2016, 1:59 AM HST
* Updated April 12, 11:22 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 a.m. Wednesday for all Big Island coastal waters.

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 2016-04-12 at 9.02.29 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist high today and spots with northwest exposure could get up to chest high.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/chest high today. Spots with exposure to the northwest swell could be bigger.

Screen Shot 2016-04-12 at 9.02.35 PMA solid northwest swell will hold through Wednesday morning before beginning to slowly ease in the afternoon. The Big Island will again be heavily shadowed from this swell. Another swell is expected around April 15th.

Not much expected out of the SPAC anytime soon. Minimal southerly swells will trickle in over the next several days. There is the possibility of a little something around April 18th or so.

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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