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High Surf Advisory Posted for East Facing Shores

January 7, 2017, 1:42 AM HST
* Updated January 6, 9:44 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

High Surf Advisory: East facing shores of the Big Island through Saturday afternoon 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 shoulder/head high today for the best breaks with sets getting well overhead.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be pretty flat maybe up to ankle/knee high today. Wrap from the northwest swell is also mixing in today.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be ankle/knee high today.

Our south-southwest swell is down to traces and pretty much flat through the weekend. Another small south-southwest swell is lining up to fill in on the 10th for the 11th through 13th.

Our current north-northeast swell is expected to hold through the weekend. Another, slightly larger north-northeast swell is forecast to arrive early next week and peak Tuesday night.

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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