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NNW and SSW Swells Hold Today

October 12, 2015, 1:50 AM HST
* Updated October 11, 10:07 PM
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Screen Shot 2015-10-11 at 7.11.31 PMBig Island Surf Forecast
Hilo side: Wave heights are expected waist/chest high today. The best breaks could be a bit bigger on the sets.
 
Kona side: Wave heights waist/chest high are expected today. Best breaks could get up to shoulder high on the sets. Smaller waves are expected for spots not open to the south-southwest.
 
South: Wave heights waist/shoulder high are expected for the breaks open to the south-southwest. Best breaks could get up to head high on the sets.
 
Screen Shot 2015-10-11 at 7.11.38 PMOur current north-northwest swell is expected to maintain through the middle of the week. Small west surf generated by Choi-Wan is expected to show Monday and Tuesday for exposure open to the swell.

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Our current south-southwest swell is expected to hold Monday and begin to fade Tuesday.

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East shores should remain small as light to moderate trade winds prevail. No small craft advisories are expected through the forecast period.

Nora may bring some east-southeast swell to the islands Monday/Tuesday. Will keep an eye on this and see how it develops.
 
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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