Surf

March 07, 2018 Surf Forecast

March 7, 2018, 2:00 AM HST
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Photo: James Grenz

HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND EAST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Tuesday March 13: An advisory-level swell from the north-northeast will continue into the weekend, producing high surf along east and north facing shores for most of the week. A northwest swell will hold through Wednesday, with surf remaining below the advisory level on west facing shores. Additionally, a small south swell is expected to continue through Wednesday. A new moderate to large north swell may affect north facing shores late in the weekend and early next week, and may bring at least advisory level surf.
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: Head high N ground swell with occasional 1-3′ overhead high sets.

Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy with ENE winds 10-15mph.

North West

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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Surf: Waist high N ground swell with occasional chest high sets.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with E winds 5-10mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the WSW.

West

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Surf: Waist to stomach high WNW ground swell with occasional chest high sets.

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

South East

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Surf: Waist to chest high E wind swell.

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