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NW Swell Fading, SW Continues Today

December 6, 2016, 1:16 AM HST
* Updated December 5, 10:30 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

There are no marine alerts posted for the Big Island at this time.

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-2016-12-05-at-5-43-19-pmBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast head high to slightly overhead today for the best breaks.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high and topping out at tummy/chest high at the best breaks.

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South:  Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high and topping out at tummy/chest high at the best breaks. Spots that are more open to the northwest wrap could get up to slightly overhead on the sets.

screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-5-43-09-pmOur current northwest is down to leftovers today. Another swell is forecast to build on December 7th and into December 8th. This swell will fade late Thursday into Friday.

A small southwest swell is expected to continue to show Tuesday up to knee/waist high and inconsistent with bigger waves on the sets.

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.  

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