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March 04, 2018 Surf Forecast

March 4, 2018, 2:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Saturday March 10: Surf along east facing shores will gradually ease through Monday. The next advisory-level swell will arrive from the north-northeast Tuesday and continue for most of next week, with potential for high surf along north and east facing shores. Additionally, a small, long-period west- northwest swell will arrive tonight and Sunday, followed by a slightly larger (but below advisory-level) west-northwest swell Tuesday and Wednesday. A small north-northeast swell will arrive over the next 24 hours and persist into Monday, while a small south-southwest to south swell is expected over the next several days.
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.

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

North West

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Surf: Ankle to knee high NNE ground swell in the morning builds for the afternoon with occasional sets up to thigh high.

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

West

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Surf: Knee high S ground swell with occasional waist high sets.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SE winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NW.

South East

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Surf: Head high E medium period swell.

Conditions: Semi choppy with ENE winds 5-10mph.

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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