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NW Swell Combo Expected Today, SSW Fades

January 19, 2016, 1:00 AM HST
* Updated January 18, 9:06 PM
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Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 8.27.43 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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

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

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South: Out of the southwest knee/waist/chest high today and fading. Trade swell brings waist/chest high waves.

Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 8.27.48 PMCurrently a combination of northwest and north-northwest swell are keeping wave heights elevated. 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 slowly ease today. A reinforcement is expected midweek for southern shores.

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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