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New Swells Expected Soon

March 4, 2016, 9:06 AM HST
* Updated March 4, 10:11 AM
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Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 8.30.01 AMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the large swell are expected to be knee/shoulder high today. Spots without direct exposure will be smaller.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today. Spots catching the small south-southwest will be knee/waist high.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today. Spots catching the small south-southwest will be knee/waist high

Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 8.30.11 AMNorthwest swell continues to fade through Saturday. The Big Island will again be heavily shadowed and won’t show the size as much as the other islands. Another swell is due in Saturday night, peaking Sunday afternoon.

A couple of small south-southwest swells will filter in this week at waist high or less. A fun size bump could fill in around March 7 – 9 for southern exposures. Tummy to chest high sets are possible with this swell.

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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