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NNW Swell Peaks, Eases Through Weekend

November 13, 2014, 8:29 PM HST
* Updated November 13, 8:38 PM
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Big Island Surf Forecast, Friday November 14, 2014

Hilo side: Surf is expected overhead to double overhead for spots best northeast breaks.

Kona side: Breaks not exposed to the swells will be flat today. Spots that catch some of the north-northwest wrap could see waves knee to chest high.

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South: Waves expected waist high or less.

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A new north-northwest swell (325-350°) has filled in on top of the old one, expected to elevate surf to overhead and possibly double overhead at the best breaks.

Hilo side and along the Hamakua coast up to Kohala is where the swell will show best. The Kona side is again heavily shadowed but is still expected to get a small portion of the swell energy to wrap.

Saturday the swell will start to fade. That trend is expected to continue through Sunday.

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The next swell on the horizon is expected to arrive late Monday. A storm near the Aleutians is expected to develop and generate the new north-northwest swell (330-350°). If so, we could see another round of overhead to double overhead surf for the best breaks along the Hamakua coast.

Super small trace amounts of swell expected out of the SPAC. Most Kona spots will remain flat. There isn’t much on the horizon out of the South Pacific.

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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Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

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Image: NOAA / NWS

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