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High Surf Warning for Kona Side This Weekend

April 1, 2017, 1:58 AM HST
* Updated March 31, 9:26 PM
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Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

Small Craft Advisory: All island waters through 6 p.m. Saturday.

High Surf Warning: West shore of Big Island 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 head high to a few feet overhead today.

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Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be chest/head high today with the best breaks getting up to overhead or more on the sets. South-southwest brings waist/head high waves as well with slightly overhead waves on the sets at the best exposures.

South: Wave heights are expected to be chest/head high today with the best breaks getting up to overhead or more on the sets. South-southwest brings waist/head high waves as well with slightly overhead waves on the sets at the best exposures.

Our current south-southwest swell continues through Saturday, fading Sunday through the first half of next week. The west-northwest could wrap into some southwest exposures as well.

Our current large west-northwest swell is peaking at warning levels before slowly fading late Saturday and into early next week.

A series of northwest swells are possible next week with only small south-southwest pulses forecast.

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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