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NW Fading Today, New Swell Mid Week

April 18, 2016, 1:19 AM HST
* Updated April 17, 9:30 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for Big Island windward waters through 6 p.m. Monday and could be extended if conditions persist.

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 2016-04-17 at 7.44.03 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the swell are expected to be shoulder / head high today. The best breaks could be slightly overhead on the sets but smaller for spots without direct exposure to the swell.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today.

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

Screen Shot 2016-04-17 at 7.44.10 PMOur current northwest swell is expected to slowly fade Monday. Mid week another round of swell is forecast, peaking Thursday.

Not much expected out of the SPAC anytime soon. Minimal southerly swells will trickle in over the next few days. The next swell is expected to build in Thursday and peak Friday.

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.**

Image: NOAA / NWS

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Image: NOAA / NWS

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