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Series of Northerly Swells Expected This Week

September 6, 2017, 1:21 AM HST
* Updated September 5, 10:54 PM
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Big Island Surf Forecast

Hilo side: Surf heights are expected to shoulder/head high today.

Kona side: Surf heights are expected to be waist high or less today.

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South: Surf heights are expected to be waist high or less today. Flat around South Point.

Our current south swell is forecast to hold pretty steady through the end of the work week. A small southwest swell is also forecast to mix in. Wave heights aren’t expected to get over waist high.

A series of northerly swells is expected. The largest is currently filling in and expected to peak Wednesday. A small west-northwest swell is also in the mix for Wednesday. A small reinforcement is forecast out of the northwest on Friday. Another reinforcing swell from the north-northwest is due in next week Monday / Tuesday.

A small bump is forecast for east shores Friday / Saturday. Otherwise, nothing notable.

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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