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Northeast Swell Builds Later Tonight for Big Island

December 13, 2016, 1:44 AM HST
* Updated December 12, 10:31 PM
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screen-shot-2016-12-12-at-8-45-17-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 knee/thigh high today. The best spots could get up to waist high on the sets.

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

screen-shot-2016-12-12-at-8-45-11-pmA very small reinforcement is showing on Tuesday but it will be greatly shadowed for the Kona side of the Big Island. A stronger northeast pulse is on the radar and expected to build later tonight and peak midday on Wednesday. A solid swell will bump wave heights up again on the 16th.

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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