Trade Swell & New NW Swells Build Tomorrow
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Big Island Surf Forecast
Hilo side: We expect knee/shoulder high waves today.
Kona side: Out of the southwest knee/thigh high today with waist high sets.
South: Out of the southwest knee/thigh high today with waist high sets.
Surf is forecast to slowly ease through the weekend and into early next week.
A long-period west-northwest swell is expected to fill in late Thursday night and hold into the weekend before fading into next week.
Surf heights along east facing shores will start to increase Friday into the weekend as the trades return and strengthen. We could see advisory level surf by Monday / Tuesday.
Along south facing shores small waves are forecast through the weekend with mainly small background long-period energy expected. Today a small swell is filling in. A long-period south swell is expected to fill in Tuesday night into Wednesday of next week.
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.