February 14, 2018 Surf Forecast

February 14, 2018, 2:00 AM HST (Updated February 14, 2018, 2:00 AM)

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Tuesday February 20: Northwest swell will continue to decline Wednesday night and Thursday, with only small northwest swells then expected through the weekend and into early next week. Building trade winds far to the northeast and east of the state will provide a modest increase in short period east swell late this week and into the weekend. No other significant 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.


North East

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to chest high E wind swell for the morning. The surf builds from the E into the chest to shoulder high range for the afternoon.


Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SSE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting SE 20-25mph in the afternoon.

North West

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to chest high WNW ground swell.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with ENE winds 5-10mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the W. Glassy conditions are expected by late afternoon with NW winds less than 5mph.


am        pm  

Surf: Chest to shoulder high WNW ground swell in the morning with occasional head high sets. This drops into the stomach to shoulder range for the afternoon.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with ENE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NNW.

South East

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to stomach high E wind swell in the morning builds a bit for the afternoon.

Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy with S winds 10-15mph.

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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