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Large NW Builds Mid Week

March 28, 2016, 1:27 AM HST
* Updated March 27, 10:49 PM
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Screen Shot 2016-03-27 at 9.55.19 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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

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

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South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/shoulder high today.

Screen Shot 2016-03-27 at 9.55.24 PMMinimal south-southwest is expected through Tuesday. Nothing promising out of the SPAC anytime soon.

Looks like a large northwest swell could build Tuesday into Wednesday. The Big Island will largely be blocked from this swell but some size will still filter in. Models are showing another northwest swell around April 5th. Will keep an eye on the progress.

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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