February 16, 2018 Surf ForecastFebruary 16, 2018, 2:00 AM HST (Updated February 16, 2018, 2:00 AM)
Outlook through Thursday February 22: A series of small west-northwest swells will continue into early next week. Surf along the exposed north and west shores will stay well below advisory levels during these events. A larger, longer period west-northwest swell is forecast for Wednesday into Thursday, and will potentially bring advisory level surf to north and west facing shores. Surf along the east facing shores should see a rise later this weekend into early next week as a short period east swell arrives. The surf may near advisory levels. No significant south swells are expected.
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.
Surf: Waist to chest high E wind swell with occasional shoulder high sets.
Conditions: Semi choppy with ESE winds 5-10mph.
Surf: Knee to thigh high WNW medium period swell.
Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with NE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NW 5-10mph.
Surf: Knee to thigh high WNW medium period swell with occasional waist high sets.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with ENE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WNW 5-10mph.
Surf: Waist to chest high ESE wind swell with occasional shoulder high sets.
Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with N winds 10-15mph. Semi glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NE less than 5mph.
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