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Advisory Level Swell Expected To Build This Weekend

May 29, 2015, 1:49 AM HST
* Updated May 28, 10:04 PM
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Screen Shot 2015-05-28 at 9.09.45 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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Hilo side: Waist high waves or less are expected today.

Kona side: Wave heights of waist/chest high are expected for southerly exposures.

South: Wave heights waist/chest high today.

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A small mix of southwest and south-southwest swells is expected to show Friday into Saturday. A strong storm that recently developed near New Zealand is producing a swell that is expected to reach us Saturday night, peaking on Monday, with surf likely reaching advisory levels for south facing shores.Tuesday afternoon the swell is expected to begin to ease and fade through the rest of the week.

Screen Shot 2015-05-28 at 9.09.36 PMA mix of northwest and north swells are lingering through the next few days. Possibly another swell on tap for Sunday/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

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