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SSW Swell Holds Through Morning, NE Builds Late

January 5, 2017, 1:52 AM HST
* Updated January 4, 9:42 PM
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Big Island Surf Forecast

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

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today in the morning with the best breaks getting up to tummy/chest on the sets. Traces of the northwest swell are also mixing in today.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today in the morning with the best breaks getting up to tummy/chest on the sets.

Our current south-southwest swell holds much of its size through Thursday morning before fading Thursday afternoon and Friday. Another swell is lining up to fill in on the 10th for the 11th through 13th.

Our current northerly swell is fading so the High Surf Advisory was cancelled yesterday. A new north-northeast swell is expected to fill in late Thursday and hold through the weekend. This swell also brings the chance for a new High Surf Advisory along east facing shores. Another, slightly larger north-northeast swell is forecast to arrive early next week and peak Tuesday night.

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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