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New Swells are Building Today

January 12, 2017, 7:28 AM HST
* Updated January 12, 7:31 AM
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Big Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast to be chest/head high today for good breaks with sets getting overhead at the best exposures.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today with shoulder high waves on the sets. Wrap from the northwest swell is also mixing in today up to about knee/waist high.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be waist/chest high today with shoulder high waves on the sets.

Our current north-northeast swell is fading over Thursday and Friday with some northwest wrap mixing in. New northwest swell builds Thursday, peaks in the afternoon and holds through Friday.

A longer period west-northwest swell is expected to build Friday, peaks late Friday night and into Saturday morning up to double overhead at the best breaks.

Our current south-southwest holds through Thursday and fades Friday and into the weekend.

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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