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Small SW Swell, New NW Swell Expected Soon

December 27, 2016, 1:02 AM HST
* Updated December 26, 9:12 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

High Surf Advisory: East and north shores of Big Island through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Gale Warning: Alenuihaha channel and southern coastal waters through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Small Craft Advisory: All remaining coastal waters due to east winds 20 to 30 knots. Posted through Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Check our breaking news section for any urgent weather alerts or updates to the weather alerts listed above.

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Big Island Surf Forecast

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Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast to be shoulder high to possibly overhead today for the best breaks.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be down to leftovers today and below waist high. Spots catching the northwest getting up to ankle/waist high on the sets.

South: Wave heights are expected to be down to leftovers today and below waist high. Spots catching the northwest getting up to ankle/waist high on the sets.

Small south-southwest fills in Tuesday and Wednesday. Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC in the near future although a small south swell is forecast for the 31st and 1st with another little bump on the horizon for the 4th.

Our next northwest swell is forecast to build late Tuesday and peak Wednesday. This swell is not expected to be quite as big as our Christmas swell. The Kona side will be shadowed.

A trade wind swell will also continue showing today.

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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