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Large NW Swell Expected This Weekend

December 5, 2015, 1:31 AM HST
* Updated December 4, 11:40 PM
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Screen Shot 2015-12-04 at 8.38.17 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights are expected chest/head high today with overhead sets from time to time. Waves get bigger Sunday.

Kona side: Wave heights knee/waist high or less for the weekend.

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South: Breaks open to the trade swell could get up to waist/head high. Otherwise, south-southwest is around knee high through the weekend.

Screen Shot 2015-12-04 at 8.38.27 PMOur current north-northwest swell is expected to continue fading through Saturday. An even larger northwest swell is expected over the weekend. The swell should fill in quickly overnight Saturday and peak Sunday morning before fading later in the day into Monday.

Our current south-southwest is mainly leftovers today.

Trade swell continues but it’s bumpy and sloppy for most spots.

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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