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Large WNW Builds and Peaks Today for Big Island

March 31, 2017, 1:27 AM HST
* Updated March 30, 10:01 PM
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Small Craft Advisory: All island waters through 6 p.m. Saturday.

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 high to a couple feet overhead today.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/shoulder high today with the best breaks getting up to head high on the sets or possibly more out of both the west-northwest and south-southwest.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/shoulder high today with the best breaks getting up to head high on the sets or possibly more out of both the west-northwest and south-southwest.

Our current south-southwest swell continues through Saturday. The west-northwest could wrap into some southwest exposures as well.

A large west-northwest swell is forecast filling in and peaking Friday before slowly fading over the weekend.

Short period easterly swell could get up to advisory levels along east exposures by the end of the weekend and into early next week.

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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