February 26, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Sunday March 04: Large east swell and high surf will continue along east facing shores through the upcoming week. Surf may reach warning levels along those shores beginning around Monday night or Tuesday. A series of small, long period south swells are expected through the forecast period. Surf will remain small along north and west facing shores through the forecast period.
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 with occasional 1-3′ overhead high sets.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SSE winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.
Surf: Ankle to knee high SW ground swell.
Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy with W winds 10-15mph in the morning decreasing to 5-10mph in the afternoon.
Surf: Ankle to knee high WNW medium period swell for the morning going more SW during the day.
Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with W winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NW 5-10mph.
Surf: Head high E medium period swell in the morning builds in the afternoon with occasional sets up to 1-2′ overhead high.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with NW winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting E 5-10mph.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**