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New Swell Expected to Build Overnight

December 30, 2015, 1:25 AM HST
* Updated December 29, 9:34 PM
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Screen Shot 2015-12-29 at 7.12.12 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights are expected shoulder/head high or more. Northwest swell should bring knee/waist high waves as the swell backs down.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today.

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South: Breaks open to the south-southwest swell are knee/waist high today. Trade swell up to a shoulder/head high at the best exposures.

Screen Shot 2015-12-29 at 7.12.17 PMOur current northwest swell is forecast to continue fading. A new west-northwest / northwest swell is expected to build overnight Wednesday and peak late Thursday, holding through Friday. A larger swell is expected to arrive January 4 – 6.

Trade swell is expected to gradually fade.

New south-southwest fills in Wednesday and Thursday.

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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