February 23, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Thursday March 01: The current small west-northwest swell will continue to subside into the weekend. No other significant northwest swells are expected through the period. An elevated trade wind swell will bump surf up to advisory levels along east facing shores by Friday morning. Surf will continue to build through the beginning of next week, and may reach warning levels by midweek. A small long-period south swell could produce a small bump in surf this weekend for south facing shores.
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: Head high E medium period swell in the morning builds in the afternoon with occasional sets up to 1-2′ overhead high.
Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with S winds 10-15mph. Choppy/sideshore current conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SE 20-25mph.
Surf: Stomach to shoulder high WNW ground swell.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting WSW for the afternoon.
Surf: Chest to head high WNW ground swell in the morning with occasional slightly overhead high sets. This drops into the chest to shoulder range for the afternoon.
Conditions: Glassy with SSW winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting W for the afternoon.
Surf: Head high E medium period swell.
Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with NE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ESE 10-15mph.
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