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NW Fading, New Swell Builds Tonight

December 19, 2016, 1:06 AM HST
* Updated December 19, 12:13 AM
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Big Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast to be head high to a few feet overhead today for the best breaks.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/chest high today with sets up to shoulder high for the best breaks.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/chest high today with sets up to shoulder high for the best breaks.

A moderate northwest swell peaked overnight and will ease Monday. We expect a swell from the NNW, arriving late Monday, peaking Tuesday night and Wednesday, with highest surf near advisory levels along exposed N (and some W) facing shores. This swell should ease through next weekend.

A trade wind swell will be building in the next couple of days. Surf, however, is expected to stay below advisory level until maybe late in the upcoming weekend.

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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