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February 24, 2018 Surf Forecast

February 24, 2018, 2:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday March 02: Surf will remain elevated along east facing shores through the weekend and on into early next week. Larger surf is expected around mid week with surf heights possibly reaching warning levels. A series of small long period south swells are expected through the forecast period. Northwest swell activity will be rather limited through Friday.
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

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Surf: Head high E medium period swell with occasional 1-3′ overhead high sets.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SE winds 10-15mph.

North West

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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Surf: Knee to waist high WNW ground swell in the morning with occasional stomach high sets. This drops into the knee to thigh range for the afternoon.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with S winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 10-15mph.

West

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with SSW winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.

South East

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Surf: Head high E medium period swell with occasional 1-3′ overhead high sets.

Conditions: Bumpy/choppy with SE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting ESE for the afternoon.

Image: NOAA

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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