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NW Swell Peaks Today, SSW Swell Holds

April 21, 2017, 1:25 AM HST (Updated April 20, 2017, 10:52 PM) · 0 Comments
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    Big Island Surf Forecast

    Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast to be shoulder/head high today.

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    Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be thigh/chest high today with the best breaks getting up to shoulder high on the sets. Many Kona spots that face west or northwest won’t catch much of this energy.

    South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today with the best breaks getting up to shoulder high on the sets.

    Our current south-southwest is expected to hold through Friday. Yet another swell is forecast for around the 27th.

    Our current northwest swell is peaking Friday before easing over the weekend. The Big Island will be heavily shadowed from this swell. Only minimal swell expected out of the NPAC for next week at this point but will keep an eye on it.

    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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