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New Large NW Swell Builds Today

November 23, 2014, 8:38 AM HST
* Updated November 23, 8:58 AM
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Screen Shot 2014-11-23 at 8.13.31 AMBig Island Surf Forecast, Sunday November 23, 2014

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Hilo side: Surf is expected head high at the best breaks due to the tradeswell.

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Kona side: Spots that catch some of the wrap could see a slight bump in wave heights, thigh high or less. Breaks not exposed to the swells will be flat today.

South: Southeast shores open to the trade swell could see waves up to head high or more, though sloppy and choppy conditions are expected. Waves expected thigh high at best for spots catching the fading small southwest.

Screen Shot 2014-11-23 at 8.13.37 AMTrade winds are gradually on the decline but still generating a bit of swell for the Big Island. Conditions will be choppy and sloppy.

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A new northwest swell (305-330°) is expected to build late today. We could see wave heights head high or more with plusses for the Hamakua coast in the afternoon. Kona side will be shadowed but still catch a fraction of the wrap. There’s also the possibility of a north swell for the middle of next week.

Super small trace amounts of swell expected out of the SPAC. There isn’t much on the horizon to get excited about.

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

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Image: NOAA / NWS

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Image: NOAA / NWS

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Image: NOAA / NWS

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