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February 18, 2018 Surf Forecast

February 18, 2018, 2:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Saturday February 24: A series of small west-northwest swells are expected into Tuesday with surf remaining below advisory levels. A longer period swell is expected Tuesday night, and will spread down the island chain 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.

North East

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Stomach to shoulder high mix of E wind swell and NW ground swell

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

North West

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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Surf: Knee high WNW ground swell with occasional waist high sets.

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

West

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Surf: Waist high WNW ground swell with occasional stomach high sets.

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

South East

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Surf: Waist to chest high E wind swell with occasional shoulder high sets.

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

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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