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March 02, 2018 Surf Forecast

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

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Thursday March 08: Surf along east facing shores will gradually ease below advisory levels over the weekend, but remain rough due to strong onshore winds. A small south swell will fill in Friday night into the weekend. A mix of small to moderate north and northwest swells is expected by Sunday, with similar sources continuing next week. Two larger overlapping northerly swells are possible Tuesday through Thursday, which could generate advisory level surf along north 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.

North East

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Head high E medium period swell with occasional 1-2′ overhead high sets.

Conditions: Choppy/sideshore current with SE winds 15-20mph.

North West

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Small scale (ankle to knee high) surf.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with SSE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Knee high S long period swell in the morning builds in the afternoon with occasional sets up to waist high.

Conditions: Semi choppy with NW winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting WNW for the afternoon.

South East

am        pm  

Surf: Head high E medium period swell with occasional 1-2′ overhead high sets.

Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy with E winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting ENE 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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