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New NW Fills in, Olaf to Bring Warning Level Surf

October 20, 2015, 1:12 AM HST
* Updated October 19, 5:23 PM
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Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 4.53.26 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights are expected waist/chest high today. The best breaks could get up to shoulder high on the sets.

Kona side: Wave heights waist/tummy/chest high are expected today. The best breaks could get a bit bigger on the sets. Smaller waves are expected for spots not open to the south-southwest.

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South: Wave heights waist/chest high are expected today. Best breaks could get a bit bigger on the sets.

Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 4.53.35 PMAnother shot of northwest is expected build through the day Tuesday and peak Wednesday night before easing late Thursday into Friday.

Our current south-southwest swell is expected to continue through Tuesday before an easing trend takes hold Wednesday. New swell out of the southern hemisphere is expected Thursday into Friday.

Tropical swell is now expected for the second half of this week generated by hurricane Olaf. Warning level surf could occur on east shores. Will keep an eye on it.

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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