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SSW Down to Leftovers, Trade Swell Continues

August 23, 2016, 1:02 AM HST
* Updated August 23, 6:25 AM
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Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 9.20.09 PMBig Island Surf Forecast

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

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today or flat for spots not catching any swell.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today. Spots catching trade swell could get up to waist/shoulder high.

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 9.19.59 PMOur current south-southwest swell is down to leftovers with small background southwest and southeast energy filtering in. The SPAC is going quiet for a while with potential for new south-southwest swell around September 5th or so.

Trade swell will continue for the next few days with onshore conditions for windward sides. Swell will shift a bit more easterly through mid week. The NPAC is looking pretty quiet as well but models are showing potential activity in the West and East Pacific so there is possible swell energy out of that region in the future… perhaps the first week of September.

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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