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March 06, 2018 Surf Forecast

March 6, 2018, 2:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Monday March 12: The next advisory-level swell will arrive from the north-northeast Tuesday and continue into next weekend, producing high surf along east, and possibly north, facing shores for most of the week. A west- northwest swell will build Tuesday and hold Wednesday, with surf remaining just below advisory level. Additionally, a small south swell is expected to continue through Wednesday. A new moderate north swell may affect north facing shores late in the weekend and early next week.
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 N ground swell with occasional 1-2′ overhead high sets.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with NE winds 5-10mph.

North West

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

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SSW winds less than 5mph. Choppy/disorganized conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 10-15mph.

West

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Surf: Ankle to knee high S ground swell for the morning. The swell shifts more WNW and builds for the afternoon with sets up to stomach high.

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

South East

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Surf: Waist to chest high E wind swell with occasional shoulder high sets.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture with NNE winds 10-15mph.

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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