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WNW Fading, New Swells Expected

March 18, 2015, 1:07 AM HST
* Updated March 17, 11:20 PM
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Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 10.21.45 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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

Kona side: Wave heights of ankle to thigh high are expected. Standout spots could get up to waist high on the sets.

South: Wave heights of ankle to thigh high are expected.

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Our current west-northwest swell is on a downward trend.

Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 10.21.52 PMAnother bit of surf energy is expected to build out of the northwest late Wednesday and early Thursday. A storm near the Aleutians is helping to boost this swell, peaking Thursday and slowly fading Friday through the weekend.

Small leftovers expected for southerly exposures. Nothing much through the weekend. There is potential for a new south-southwest swell to build in Monday.

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

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

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