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SSW Swell Peaks Today, Then Holds

August 17, 2016, 6:00 AM HST
* Updated August 17, 6:57 AM
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Hilo side: Wave heights for spots exposed to the trade swell are expected to be knee/waist/chest high today.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today, some spots could get up to belly/chest high on the sets at the best exposures near sunset.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today, some spots could get up to belly/chest high on the sets at the best exposures near sunset. Spots catching trade swell could get up to knee/waist/chest high.

Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 9.22.36 PMA new south-southwest swell is peaking Wednesday and holding through Thursday. The swell will slowly fade through the weekend.

Trade swell will hold for the next few days with onshore conditions for windward sides.

Pre-season north-northwest swell is expected for Friday and Saturday.

Models are showing activity in the West Pacific so there is potential for swell energy out of that region in the future.

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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