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Wave Heights Maintain Before Gradual Drop

June 16, 2016, 1:25 AM HST
* Updated June 15, 11:36 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Advisory is posted for all islands through 6 a.m. Thursday for south shores and 6 p.m. Thursday for east shores.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all Hawaii County waters and channels through 6 p.m. Thursday.

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 2016-06-15 at 9.38.08 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the swell are expected to be around shoulder high today for spots exposed to the trade swell.

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Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today with the best breaks hitting shoulder/head high on the sets.

South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high with occasional shoulder/head high sets today.

Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 9.38.02 PMOur current south reinforcement will hold through Thursday and maintain wave heights along southern exposures before beginning to fade. Next week a series of south-southwest pulses are expected to filter in starting June 20th.

Quiet in the North Pacific at this time with nothing of note generating swell energy for the foreseeable future.

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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