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One Swell Fades as Another Builds

January 30, 2015, 1:52 AM HST
* Updated January 29, 11:19 PM
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Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 6.52.23 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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Hilo side: Surf heights are expected knee to waist high. The best breaks open to the swell could see waves shoulder to shoulder high on the sets early in the day. Trade swell from knee to waist high.

Kona side: Surf heights are forecasted to be knee to waist high. Chest high sets are possible in the morning.

South: Southerly spots open to the west-northwest swell could get waves wrapping knee to waist high. Breaks open to the trade swell could see knee to waist high waves as well.

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Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 6.52.28 PMOur current west-northwest swell is expected to continue fading through the day Friday.

This same storm is expected to bring us a reinforcing swell for the weekend. This time showing strongest for the Hilo side with possible overhead to well overhead surf. The swell should build in Friday evening into Saturday morning and peak late Saturday into early Sunday.

That same system could also possibly reorganize in the Gulf of Alaska bringing another shot of surf energy our way for the first week of February.

Nothing to get excited about out of the SPAC.

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

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

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