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Surf Energy Expected For the Weekend

May 23, 2015, 1:37 AM HST
* Updated May 22, 9:46 PM
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Screen Shot 2015-05-22 at 5.57.28 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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Hilo side: Knee/waist high surf is expected today.

Kona side: Wave heights of waist/chest high are expected for southerly exposures. Best breaks could get up to shoulder high on the sets.

South: Wave heights waist/shoulder high today. The best breaks could get up to head high on the sets. Trade swell of about knee/waist high.

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Screen Shot 2015-05-22 at 5.57.37 PMOur Tasman swell is expected to hold pretty steady through Saturday before fading Sunday. Another slightly larger swell is expected to fill in late on Saturday / through the day Sunday, which should keep wave heights steady. That swell is expected to peak early next week.

A new northwest swell is expected to fill in Saturday and peak Sunday into 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

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