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Small Southwest Filters in for Weekend

July 30, 2016, 5:42 AM HST
* Updated July 30, 5:48 AM
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Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 7.10.10 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today with the best breaks a bit bigger on the sets. Spots that aren’t as exposed could be flat.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be under waist high high today, some spots could even be flat. Spots catching trade swell could get up to waist/chest high.

Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 7.10.03 PMOur current southerly pulse fades out through the weekend. A small southwest swell will fill in bringing just knee to waist high waves to the best exposures. We may see better swells stacking up for the second week of August out of the South Pacific.

Trade swell will fluctuate a bit over the next couple of days. Nothing major expected out of the North or East Pacific through the first week of August.

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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