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March 10, 2018 Surf Forecast

March 10, 2018, 2:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday March 16: The current north-northeast swell will gradually subside through the weekend. Surf is expected to drop below advisory levels for east facing shores by Saturday evening. A new large north swell is forecast to build Sunday, peak Monday, potentially bringing low end warning level surf to north facing shores and advisory level surf back to the east facing shores. The swell is expected to be short lived, with swell heights quickly dropping Tuesday and Wednesday. Rough, potentially advisory level, trade wind surf is also expected to start building late Monday and hold near advisory levels through the 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: Shoulder to head high NNE medium period swell with occasional 1-2′ overhead high sets.

Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy in the morning with NE winds 5-10mph. This becomes Semi glassy/semi bumpy for the afternoon.

North West

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Surf: Knee to waist high NNE medium period swell.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with ESE winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.

West

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Surf: Small scale (ankle to knee high) surf.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with SE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSW 5-10mph.

South East

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Surf: Knee to thigh high ENE short period wind swell.

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

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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