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NW Building Into Wednesday for Exposed Spots

March 29, 2016, 1:26 AM HST
* Updated March 28, 9:37 PM
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Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 8.36.24 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 ankle/waist high today. Gradual rise late in the day.

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

Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 8.36.29 PMOur current long period south-southwest swell is expected to fill in Tuesday and peak on Wednesday up to shoulder high at the best breaks. Not much expected out of the SPAC anytime soon.

Looks like a large northwest swell will build Tuesday into Wednesday. The Big Island will largely be blocked from this swell but some size will still filter in up to about overhead at the best exposures. This swell is expected to peak late Wednesday before fading Thursday. 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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