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February 02, 2018 Surf Forecast

February 2, 2018, 2:00 AM HST (Updated February 2, 2018, 2:00 AM)
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Thursday February 08: The current northwest swell will begin subsiding tomorrow as a larger northwest swell arrives. The new swell will likely produce warning level surf by Friday night and continuing through Saturday night. Advisory level surf is expected through the weekend. The swell will gradually subside through Thursday.
Surf heights are forecast heights of the face, or front, of waves. The surf forecast is based on the significant wave height, the average height of the one third largest waves, at the locations of the largest breakers. Some waves may be more than twice as high as the significant wave height. Expect to encounter rip currents in or near any surf zone.

North East

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to chest high mix of NW ground swell and ESE medium period swell with occasional shoulder sets.

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Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with SSE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting SE 20-25mph in the afternoon.

North West

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to chest high WNW ground swell for the morning with occasional shoulder high sets. This drops a bit in the afternoon.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with NE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NW 5-10mph.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Chest to shoulder high WNW ground swell with occasional head high sets.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SSE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the W.

South East

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to chest high ESE medium period swell with occasional shoulder high sets.

Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy in the morning with S winds 5-10mph. This becomes Semi glassy/semi bumpy for the afternoon.

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**

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    Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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