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NW Continues to Fade, Unsettled Weather

December 15, 2017, 1:33 AM HST
* Updated December 14, 11:50 PM
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Marine Alerts (as of 1:00 a.m.)

High Surf Advisory: North shores of the Big Island through 6 a.m. Friday.

Small Craft Advisory: In effect through Friday at 6 p.m. for winds up to 30 knots and seas of 8 to 12 feet.

Gale Warning: For northeast winds up to 35 knots with seas up to 6 to 11 feet through Friday 6 a.m.

Check our breaking news section for any weather alerts or updates that may have popped up since this forecast was posted. 

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**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: Wave heights are expected to be head high to a few feet overhead today.

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Kona: Wave heights are expected to be waist high or less today.

South: Wave heights are expected to be waist high or less today.

Our current northwest swell continues to slowly ease today.

Strong winds are expected to bring advisory level surf for our east facing shores today.

Heavy showers and a chance for thunderstorms is possible for windward sides and waters through the weekend.

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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