Trade Swell Increases, New NW Fills in Today
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Big Island Surf Forecast
Hilo side: Surf heights are expected to be knee/waist/chest high today. The best exposures could get up to shoulder high on the sets by sunset.
Kona side: Surf heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today. The best exposures could get up to thigh/waist high on the sets. Spots not catching the swell will be flat.
South: Surf heights are expected to be knee/thigh high today. The best exposures could get up to thigh/waist high on the sets.
Small surf is forecast for southerly exposures. Starting Monday night a series of small swells are forecast to fill in. Hawaii could see a swell out of the south-southeast later this week. Will keep an eye on it.
A bit bigger northwest swell is forecast for Monday. This surf energy is expected to peak Monday night and then gradually ease up through Wednesday. A small reinforcement is forecast to fill in Wednesday night but it should be short lived and fade pretty fast on Thursday.
Trade swell is forecast to begin building as early as Tuesday and could be at advisory levels by Thursday.
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.