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NNW Fading, Advisory Level Swell Expected Monday

November 15, 2014, 10:52 PM HST
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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.**




Screen Shot 2014-11-15 at 8.44.42 PMBig Island Surf Forecast, Sunday November 16, 2014


Hilo side: Surf is expected shoulder high to slightly overhead at the best breaks.

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

South: Waves expected knee high or less.


Our current north-northwest swell (325-350°) continues to fade through the weekend and remain below advisory level. The swell is still showing best on the Hilo side and along the Hamakua coast up to Kohala.

Screen Shot 2014-11-15 at 8.44.51 PMA larger north-northwest swell (330-350°) is expected to fill in Sunday night, peak late on Monday with advisory level surf heights expected, then gradually lower Tuesday and Wednesday. We expect to see another round of overhead to double overhead surf for the best breaks along the Hamakua coast.

Another, but slightly smaller northwest swell is expected to slowly build Wednesday afternoon and peak just below advisory levels through the day on Thursday, then gradually fade on Friday.

Super small trace amounts of swell expected out of the SPAC. There isn’t much on the horizon out of the South Pacific. Possibly a small bump building on Tuesday but not expected to be over waist high at the best breaks.

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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Winds at 7am - Image: NOAA / NWS

Winds at 7am – Image: NOAA / NWS

Winds at 4pm - Image: NOAA / NWS

Winds at 4pm – Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Surface map - Image: NOAA / NWS

Surface map – Image: NOAA / NWS

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