NW Builds Today, Trade Swell Holds
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**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Big Island projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**
Hilo side: Waist/chest high waves expected today for trade swell magnets. Best breaks could get bigger on the sets.
Kona side: Wave heights of waist/chest high are expected for the best southerly exposures. The best breaks could get head high waves on the sets from time to time.
South: Wave heights waist/shoulder high to head high on the sets are expected today.
A northwest swell is forecasted to build Saturday, peaking Saturday evening and hold through much of Sunday before fading early next week.
Even though Hurricane Andres has fizzled in the East Pacific, the swell it generated is forecasted to persist into the weekend. The swell is forecast to hold through the weekend before easing through early next 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.