February 17, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Friday February 23: A series of small west-northwest swells are expected over the next several days. Resultant surf will remain below the advisory level. A larger, long period swell is expected Tuesday night, and will spread down the island chain on Wednesday with surf approaching advisory levels. High pressure in the East Pacific will send a a short period swell into east facing shores starting Monday and continuing into next week. This could produce advisory level surf along east facing shores Monday and Tuesday. 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.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SSE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting SE 20-25mph in the afternoon.
Surf: Knee high WNW ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.
Conditions: Glassy in the early morning with E winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SW 5-10mph.
Surf: Knee to waist high WNW ground swell with occasional stomach high sets.
Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SE winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the W.
Surf: Waist to chest high ESE wind swell.
Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with SSE winds 5-10mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the S.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**