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XL Swell Peaks Today for Big Island

November 11, 2016, 1:18 AM HST
* Updated November 10, 9:54 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Advisory is posted for the north shore of the Big Island through 6 p.m. Friday.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted through 6 p.m. Friday as well.

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-2016-11-10-at-7-17-03-pmBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast from overhead to double overhead + today for the best breaks.

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Kona side: Wave heights are expected to fill in to about waist/chest high today with shoulder/head high waves on the sets at the best breaks.

South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high + today from the northwest wrap.

Our current large swell is forecast to peak Friday. Another XL swell is expected for Monday the 14th with a smaller one for the 16th and possibly a better one for the 18th.

Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC with minimal leftovers expected this week.

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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