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Swell Begins to Fade Today, New Swells Expected

December 15, 2016, 1:37 AM HST
* Updated December 14, 10:59 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

A High Surf Advisory is posted for east facing shores of the Big Island through 6 a.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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Big Island Surf Forecast

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

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be ankle/knee high today for most spots. The best spots around north Kohala could get up to waist/shoulder high on the sets out of the north-northeast wrap.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be ankle/knee high today. Wrap from the northeast swell will make exposures open to that direction a bit bigger.

Our current north-northeast swell is holding steady into Thursday morning before beginning to fade. A solid mix of west-northwest and northwest swell will bump wave heights up again Friday and Saturday before slowly easing into early next week. Another swell is expected to build late Sunday into Monday as well.

Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC in the near 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.**

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