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NW Bump Expected, Minimal SSW Swell

May 13, 2016, 1:26 AM HST
* Updated May 12, 10:44 PM
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Big Island Surf Forecast

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

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 out of the southwest. Spots with exposure from wind waves could be shoulder high or more.

A northwest is filling in Friday into Saturday but the Kona side will be largely blocked from this swell. The northeast coast will see most of the energy. Storm activity isn’t expected and therefore there are no notable swells on the horizon.

Our current southerly mix is below waist high. Middle of next week we could a moderate swell. Will keep an eye on it.

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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