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New Swell Builds Today

Posted December 31, 2015, 01:52 AM HST
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A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for the Alenuihaha channel and windward waters.

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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    Screen Shot 2015-12-30 at 4.17.04 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

    Hilo side: Wave heights are expected shoulder/head high or more. Northwest swell should bring shoulder high to overhead waves as the swell builds. By sunset sets could be well overhead for the best exposures.

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    Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today. Waist/shoulder high late in the day for breaks catching the new west-northwest / northwest swell.

    South: Breaks open to the south-southwest swell are knee/waist high today. Trade swell up to a shoulder/head high at the best exposures.

    Screen Shot 2015-12-30 at 4.17.13 PMA new west-northwest / northwest swell is expected to build rapidly Thursday, peaking in the afternoon and holding through Friday. Reinforcing swell is expected to fill in for the 2nd and 3rd out of the west-northwest / northwest.

    Trade swell is expected to continue to gradually fade.

    Our current south-southwest brings small but rideable waves through Thursday.

    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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    Malika Dudley
    Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of their weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Big Island tsunami damage in 2011. She is a Certified Meteorologist and graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a BA in Speech Communication and French. Malika leads the Big Island Now weather team and enjoys conducting video interviews for Big Island Now's news and entertainment sections. The former Miss Hawaii is also a black belt in karate, avid waterwoman, jewelry designer, singer, TV host and mommy blogger.
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