March 09, 2018 Surf Forecast
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Outlook through Thursday March 15: An advisory-level swell from the north-northeast will continue into the weekend, producing high surf along east facing shores. A new moderate to large north swell may affect north facing shores late in the weekend and early next week. This swell may bring advisory level surf, and possibly warning level surf, to north and west facing shores.
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: Shoulder to head high N medium period swell with occasional 1-2′ overhead high sets.
Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy with N winds 10-15mph.
Surf: Knee to waist high NNE medium period swell with occasional stomach high sets.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting NNE 15-20mph in the afternoon.
Surf: Knee high WNW ground swell in the morning with occasional thigh high sets. This drops a bit in the afternoon.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with NW winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting S 5-10mph.
Surf: Knee to thigh high short period wind swell with occasional waist sets. The swell will be coming from the E in the morning and shift to the ENE during the day.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NNE winds 10-15mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 15-20mph. Fairly clean conditions are expected for the late day with N winds 10-15mph.
**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