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New NW Swell Fills in, SSW Fading Today

December 7, 2016, 1:51 AM HST
* Updated December 6, 10:09 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-2016-12-06-at-9-28-16-pmBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast shoulder/head high today for the best breaks.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high at the best breaks and fading but a west-northwest will also be filling in about the same height.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high at the best breaks and fading but a west-northwest will also be filling in about the same height.

screen-shot-2016-12-06-at-9-28-10-pmA new northwest swell is forecast to build today and into tomorrow, the 8th. This swell will fade late Thursday into Friday.

A small north-northeast swell is expected to show for the Kohala area.

A small southwest swell is expected to slowly fade out over the next couple days, getting down to traces by the end of the 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.  

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