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NW Fading, SSW Swell Holds Today

January 18, 2016, 1:47 AM HST
* Updated January 17, 8:56 PM
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A Small Craft Advisory is posted for windward coastal waters of the Big Island and the Alenuihaha channel.

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Screen Shot 2016-01-17 at 8.14.31 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the wrap are expected to be overhead to a few feet overhead at the best breaks on the sets. Trade swell is waist/chest high.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high on the sets for spots with northern exposure catching wrap out of the northwest. Out of the south-southwest waist/shoulder high waves on the sets.

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South: Out of the southwest waist/chest high today with the best breaks reaching shoulder/head high on the sets. Trade swell brings waist/chest high waves.

Screen Shot 2016-01-17 at 8.14.37 PMOur current northwest swell is fading today with a reinforcement filling in late Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday into early Thursday another solid swell is due in.

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

Our current south-southwest swell is expected to continue into Monday. Tuesday the swell is expected to ease.

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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