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New NW Builds Overnight

January 14, 2016, 1:24 AM HST
* Updated January 13, 8:32 PM
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Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 7.47.14 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/shoulder high today. Trade swell is waist/chest high.

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

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South: Breaks open to the swell produced by Pali are around knee/waist high today. Trade swell brings waist/chest high waves.

Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 7.47.26 PMOur current northwest swell will continue a slow fading trend. A new northwest swell is expected to build late Thursday maintaining wave heights around chest high to a few feet overhead at the best breaks.  Swell is expected to peak Friday afternoon and hold steady through Saturday morning double overhead or more at the best breaks.

Trade swell is expected to remain pretty small at waist/chest high or less.

Swell from tropical system Pali is expected to slowly continue fading through the week.

A new south-southwest swell is expected for the weekend with waist/head high waves, peaking Sunday.

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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