NNE Swell Easing, New NNE Expected Soon

January 9, 2017, 1:19 AM HST (Updated January 8, 2017, 8:22 PM) · 0 Comments

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    Big Island Surf Forecast

    Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast to be shoulder/head high today for the best breaks with sets getting overhead.


    Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be pretty flat maybe up to ankle/knee high today. Wrap from the northwest swell is also mixing in today.

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

    North-northeast swell keeps wave heights elevated for those exposures. Slightly longer pulse of north-northeast expected to build Tuesday, peak Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

    Another small south-southwest swell is expected to build on the 10th for the 11th through the 13th. No significant swells forecast after that time.

    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.  

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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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