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NW Swell Fading, New Swells Fill in This Weekend

January 28, 2017, 1:16 AM HST
* Updated January 27, 10:04 PM
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Big Island Surf Forecast

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

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today with tummy/chest high sets possible.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today with tummy/chest high sets possible.

Our current northwest swell is forecast to ease into Saturday. Over the weekend, back-to-back large swells are expected with the first filling in Saturday and peaking Saturday night at advisory levels. The second swell is expected to be much larger, filling in late Sunday and peaking Sunday night into Monday at warning levels.

The front that is going to push down the island chain should create a northeast trade swell that could coincide with the peak of the second west-northwest swell.

Nothing significant expected out of the South Pacific any time soon.

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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