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New WNW Expected to Build Today

January 8, 2016, 1:37 AM HST
* Updated January 7, 11:49 PM
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Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 11.10.06 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights are expected chest/head high out of the northwest early in the day. Trade swell is up to waist/chest/shoulder high.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today from wrap out of the northwest. South-southwest is knee high or less.

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South: Breaks open to the south-southwest swell are around knee high today. Standout spots can get up to waist/shoulder high on the sets.

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 11.10.11 PMNorthwest swell is expected to linger into Friday morning. Another round of swell is expected out of the west-northwest Friday evening and Saturday with an XL northwest swell on its heels for Saturday night, peaking early Sunday morning.

Trade swell is expected to remain pretty small through the week.

Our current south-southwest lingers through the week with wave heights topping out in the knee high range, possibly bigger at standouts on the sets.

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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