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SSW Swell Biggest Early Before Easing Trend Starts

May 3, 2017, 1:36 AM HST
* Updated May 2, 8:13 PM
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Big Island Surf Forecast

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

Kona side: Wave heights are expected to be chest/head high this morning and decreasing through the day.

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South: Wave heights are expected to be chest/head high this morning and decreasing through the day.

A longer-period late season northwest swell is expected to fill in late Sunday into May 8th.

A reinforcing south-southwest swell continues to impact southwest exposures and will slowly ease Wednesday into the end of the week. The second half of the week, things will slow down.

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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