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Swell Begins to Fade Today, Still Sizable

November 15, 2016, 1:11 AM HST
* Updated November 14, 10:38 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 a.m. Tuesday.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted for all island waters through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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-2016-11-14-at-8-38-06-pmBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast from shoulder high to slightly overhead today for the best breaks and fading through the day.

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Kona side: Wave heights are expected about waist/shoulder high today with head high sets at the best exposures and fading through the day.

South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/shoulder high today from the northwest wrap and fading.

screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-8-38-00-pmOur current northwest swell is forecast to continue fading on the Big Island and should be down to traces by Thursday. Another possible swell is expected for the 18 / 19th.

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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