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March 29, 2018 Surf Forecast

March 29, 2018, 1:00 AM HST (Updated March 29, 2018, 1:00 AM)
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Wednesday April 04: A declining east northeast swell will remain into Saturday. Background south and southeast swells will provide small surf along south facing shores into the weekend. A moderate west northwest swell is expected Friday evening, and will peak early Saturday morning. This swell will likely produce near advisory level surf for the north and west facing shores Saturday.
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: Stomach to shoulder high ENE medium period swell for the morning going more E during the day.

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Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SE winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ESE 5-10mph.

North West

am        pm  

Surf: Ankle to knee high WNW ground swell.

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

West

am        pm  

Surf: Knee high ground swell with occasional thigh sets. The swell will be coming from the S in the morning and shift to the WNW during the day.

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

South East

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to stomach high ENE medium period swell with occasional chest high sets.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with SE winds 5-10mph.

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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