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Surf Report: Surges Expected in Hilo Harbor Today

January 31, 2017, 1:34 AM HST
* Updated January 30, 7:21 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

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

Small Craft Advisory: All waters and channels through 6 p.m. Monday.

Marine Weather Statement: A large north-northwest swell will shift around to the north-northeast through Wednesday. This will impact Hilo harbor with moderate harbor surges and large breaking waves at the harbor entrance. Mariners should use extreme caution when entering or leaving port and when mooring or launching vessels.

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 double to triple overhead in some spots today at the best exposures along the northeast coast. North Kohala will see smaller yet still fun surf.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today with a gentle decrease in heights through the day.

South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today with a gentle decrease in heights through the day.

Our current northwest pulse is expected to ease Tuesday. That same storm which generated the northwest pulse then re-intensifies to bring us a large north-northeast swell filling in Tuesday and peaking Wednesday before fading through the second half of the work week. Another small northwest is due in Thursday and Friday.

Nothing significant expected out of the South Pacific any time soon.

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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