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March 05, 2018 Surf Forecast

March 5, 2018, 2:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Sunday March 11: Surf along east facing shores will gradually ease through Monday. The next advisory-level swell will arrive from the north-northeast Tuesday and continue into next weekend, likely producing high surf along north and east facing shores for most of the week. A small, long-period northwest swell building today will persist through Monday, followed by a slightly larger (but below advisory-level) west-northwest swell Tuesday and Wednesday. Additionally, a small north-northeast swell will persist into Monday, while a small south swell is expected to continue through Wednesday.
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: Chest to shoulder high mix of E wind swell and NNE ground swell

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

North West

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Surf: Knee high NNE ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.

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 long period swell in the morning with occasional thigh high sets. This drops a bit in the afternoon.

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: Stomach to shoulder high E wind 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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