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February 15, 2018 Surf Forecast

February 15, 2018, 2:00 AM HST (Updated February 15, 2018, 2:00 AM)
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Wednesday February 21: Small to moderate northwest swells will continue into the weekend. A short period east swell will gradually build over the next several days.
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: Chest to shoulder high ESE wind swell.

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Conditions: Sideshore/choppy in the morning with SSE winds 15-20mph. Semi glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SE less than 5mph.

North West

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high WNW medium period swell.

Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with S winds 10-15mph. Choppy/sideshore current conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSW 20-25mph.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Waist high WNW ground swell for the morning with occasional chest high sets. This drops in the afternoon with occasional stomach high sets.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SSE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting S 15-20mph in the afternoon.

South East

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Choppy with SSE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting S for the afternoon.

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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