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March 01, 2018 Surf Forecast

March 1, 2018, 2:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF WARNING FOR EAST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Wednesday March 07: Rough surf will continue through Friday along east facing shores before gradually easing over the weekend. A mix of small to moderate north and northwest swells is expected by Sunday, with similar sources continuing next week. A larger northerly swell is possible Tuesday through Wednesday, which could generate near advisory level surf along north facing shores. A small to moderate south swell will be late Friday into the 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

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ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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

Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with SSE winds 15-20mph.

North West

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with ENE winds 5-10mph. Bumpy/choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 10-15mph. Glassy conditions are expected for the late day with S winds less than 5mph.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Knee high short period wind swell with occasional thigh sets. The swell will be coming from the S in the morning and shift to the SSW during the day.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NNW winds 5-10mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the WNW.

South East

am        pm  

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

Conditions: Semi choppy with ENE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting E 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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