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Swell Energy Expected for Memorial Day

May 30, 2016, 1:26 AM HST
* Updated May 29, 9:37 PM
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Screen Shot 2016-05-29 at 7.36.02 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the swell are expected to be waist/chest high today.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high with the best breaks on the sets.

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

Screen Shot 2016-05-29 at 7.36.08 PMOld southwest swell continues to fade Monday. Some energy is expected to filter in late Monday and peak Tuesday around waist high or so. Another southwest swell is expected to fill in Wednesday.

A northwest swell is expected to top out early Monday before slowly fading. The best spots could get up to chest or even shoulder high on the sets. The Big Island’s Kona side will likely be heavily shadowed.

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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