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New WNW Builds Late Monday

March 16, 2015, 1:00 AM HST
* Updated March 15, 10:08 PM
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Screen Shot 2015-03-15 at 7.40.40 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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Hilo side: Chest high to slightly overhead waves are expected early today.

Kona side: Wave heights of knee to waist high are expected. Standout spots could get larger on the sets.

South: Wave heights of knee to waist high are expected. Standout spots could get up to belly high on the sets.

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Our current north-northwest swell continues to slowly fade. Still showing best for the northeast or Hilo coastline while the Kona side continues to be heavily shadowed from this swell.

Screen Shot 2015-03-15 at 7.40.31 PMA recent storm near Japan is also expected to bring us a west-northwest swell late Monday into Tuesday.

Our current Tasman swell is expected to continue to slowly fade through Monday and Tuesday. Not much expected for the second half of the work week.

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

Image: NOAA / NWS

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