March 08, 2018 Surf Forecast
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Outlook through Wednesday March 14: An advisory-level swell from the north-northeast will continue into the weekend, producing high surf along east facing shores for most of the week. A northwest swell will hold tonight, with surf remaining below the advisory level on west facing shores. A small south swell is expected to continue today. 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, possibly warning level.
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.
Surf: Chest to head high NNE medium period swell.
Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with N winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting NE less than 5mph in the afternoon.
Surf: Knee to waist high NNE medium period swell.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with ENE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NW 5-10mph.
Surf: Knee high WNW ground swell with occasional waist high sets.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with NE winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SW.
Surf: Waist to stomach high E wind swell.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNW winds 5-10mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NNE.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**
Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com