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WNW Holds Through Morning, Thursday Swell Expected

February 20, 2017, 1:10 AM HST
* Updated February 19, 9:35 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: All Hawaii County waters through 6 p.m. Monday.

Gale Warning: ʻAlenuihāhā channel through 6 p.m. Monday.

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 overhead to double overhead today.

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Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today with occasional plusses.

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

Our current northerly swell continues to show Monday and fades Tuesday. On Thursday a west-northwest is expected to build with another forecast for the weekend of March 4th.

Nothing significant expected out of the South Pacific.

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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