February 19, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Sunday February 25: Moderate northwest swells will continue through early Tuesday. A longer period west-northwest swell arriving late Tuesday may result in advisory level surf along north and west facing shores Wednesday. This swell will gradually subside Thursday, but another reinforcing west- northwest swell will arrive Thursday night, before fading Friday into next weekend. A short-period east swell will gradually increase through Monday night, with surf likely reaching the High Surf Advisory threshold along east facing shores starting Tuesday.
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 mix of E wind swell and NW long period swell for the morning with occasional shoulder sets. The surf builds from the E in the afternoon with sets up to head high.
Conditions: Choppy/sideshore current with SE winds 15-20mph in the morning decreasing to 5-10mph in the afternoon. Clean conditions are expected for the late day with SSW winds less than 5mph.
Surf: Knee to thigh high WNW ground swell.
Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with S winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NNW.
Surf: Knee to waist high WNW ground swell in the morning builds in the afternoon with occasional sets up to chest high.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 5-10mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the WNW.
Surf: Waist to chest high E wind swell in the morning builds to stomach to shoulder high for the afternoon.
Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with E winds less than 5mph. Glassy conditions are expected by late afternoon with SSE winds less than 5mph.
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