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NW Swell Builds Later Today

April 15, 2016, 1:50 AM HST
* Updated April 14, 9:37 PM
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Screen Shot 2016-04-14 at 6.59.19 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the swell are expected to be shoulder high / slightly overhead today. Smaller for spots without direct exposure to the swell.

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

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South: Wave heights are expected to be waist high or less today. Spots with exposure to the northwest swell could be bigger.

Screen Shot 2016-04-14 at 6.59.25 PMA solid northwest swell is expected Friday and Saturday. The Big Island’s Kona side will be heavily shadowed once again. The swell is forecast to build late Friday and peak on Saturday shoulder / head high at the best breaks.

Not much expected out of the SPAC anytime soon. Minimal southerly swells will trickle in over the next several days. There is the possibility of a little something around April 21st or so.

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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