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Series of Swells Expected out of the NW

December 10, 2016, 1:18 AM HST
* Updated December 9, 9:51 PM
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screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-9-11-44-pmBig Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast knee/shoulder high today for the best breaks.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be ankle/knee high today.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be ankle/knee high today. Wrap from the northwest swell will make exposures open to that direction a bit bigger.

screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-9-11-37-pmOur current mix of northeast and northwest swell is forecast to prevail through the weekend. Very small reinforcement expected Sunday into Monday but it will be greatly shadowed for the Kona side of the Big Island. A stronger pulse is on the radar for the 13th and the 16th. Will keep an eye on it.

Nothing significant is expected out of the SPAC in the near 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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