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NW Swell Tops Out Today

March 19, 2015, 1:00 AM HST
* Updated March 18, 11:08 PM
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Screen Shot 2015-03-18 at 10.14.53 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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

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 northwest swell generated by a storm near the Aleutians is expected to peak Thursday and slowly fade Friday through the weekend.

Screen Shot 2015-03-18 at 10.15.01 PMAnother northwest swell is expected for the weekend, fading through the first part of the week. Energy is also headed our way midweek, peaking late in the week.

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

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