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SSW Holds Steady, NW Fading

April 23, 2016, 1:39 AM HST
* Updated April 22, 10:53 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the ʻAlenuihāhā channel and Big Island southwest waters through 6 a.m. Sunday.

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 2016-04-22 at 10.35.43 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today. The best breaks could get up to shoulder high from time to time on the sets.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today. The best breaks could get up to slightly overhead on the sets.

Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 10.35.48 PMNorthwest swell down to leftovers for the weekend. Another northwest pulse is possible April 27th and again for the 30th.

Our current south-southwest holds steady through Saturday. Another smaller south-southwest is expected for the weekend but not expected to increase wave heights over what the fading swell will already be providing.

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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