February 10, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Friday February 16: A moderate size northwest swell is expected to fill in Saturday night and Sunday. A slightly larger reinforcing northwest swell is expected on Monday with a second reinforcement expected Tuesday into Wednesday. Breezy trade winds will continue to produce short period choppy surf along east facing shores through the weekend.
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: Head high NNW medium period swell for the morning with occasional 1-2′ overhead high sets. This drops in the afternoon with occasional head high sets.
Conditions: Choppy/sideshore current with NW winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting NNW for the afternoon.
Surf: Knee to thigh high NNE medium period swell.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with E winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NNW 5-10mph.
Surf: Waist to stomach high NW ground swell for the morning with occasional chest high sets. This drops a bit in the afternoon.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with E winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SW.
Surf: Knee to waist high E wind swell.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNW winds 10-15mph. Fairly clean conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the N.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**