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February 27, 2018 Surf Forecast

February 27, 2018, 2:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Monday March 05: A large, short-period east swell combined with strengthening east winds over the windward coastal waters will maintain elevated rough surf along east facing shores this week. Advisory level surf will build through midweek, but is expected to remain just below warning level along east facing shores. Small northwest swells and small long- period south swells will maintain small background surf along north, west, and south facing shores into next weekend.
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

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: 1-3′ overhead high E medium period swell.

Conditions: Choppy/sideshore current with SE winds 20-25mph in the morning decreasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.

North West

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Ankle to knee high SW ground swell.

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

West

am        pm  

Surf: Ankle to knee high SW ground swell in the morning builds in the afternoon with occasional sets up to stomach high.

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

South East

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Bumpy/choppy with E winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting ENE 15-20mph in 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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