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High Surf Advisory in Effect for East Side

December 28, 2016, 1:56 AM HST
* Updated December 27, 11:18 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

High Surf Advisory: East shores of Big Island through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Small Craft Advisory: All coastal waters and channels due to east winds 20 to 25 knots. Posted through Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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 to be head high to possibly overhead today for the best breaks.

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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 continues 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 current northwest swell is forecast to 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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