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WNW Swell Builds Today for Big Island

February 23, 2017, 1:44 AM HST
* Updated February 22, 10:32 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

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

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 overhead today.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today with bigger waves on the sets especially late in the day.

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

A new west-northwest is forecast to build Thursday and ease on Friday. A stronger west-northwest is forecast for the weekend.

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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