February 11, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Saturday February 17: A moderate size northwest swell is expected to fill in tonight and Sunday. A slightly larger, reinforcing northwest swell is expected on Monday with a second reinforcement expected Tuesday into Wednesday boosting surf along north and west facing shores to near advisory level. Breezy, but decreasing 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: Stomach to shoulder high N medium period swell.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with NW winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the E.
Surf: Knee high WNW ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.
Conditions: Clean in the early morning with SSE winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SW 5-10mph.
Surf: Knee to waist high NW long period swell with occasional stomach high sets.
Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.
Surf: Knee to thigh high ESE wind swell for the morning. This shifts to the E and fades a bit in the afternoon.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNW winds 5-10mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the E.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**