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SSW Swell Peaking, NW Swell Filling in Today

April 20, 2017, 1:29 AM HST
* Updated April 19, 9:08 PM
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Big Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Wave heights are forecast to be knee/shoulder high today and dropping.

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be knee/waist high today with the best breaks getting up to tummy/chest high on the sets. Many Kona spots that face west or northwest won’t catch any of this energy.

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

Our current south-southwest is expected to continue filling in Thursday, peaking Thursday/Friday before fading. Yet another swell is forecast for around the 27th.

A storm that recently developed off the Kamchatka peninsula is sending swell our way. We expect northwest swell to fill in late Thursday into Friday, peaking Friday before beginning to ease Saturday. The Big Island will be heavily shadowed from this swell.

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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