March 12, 2018 Surf Forecast
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Outlook through Sunday March 18: A large, short period north swell will build tonight and peak Monday, with surf potentially reaching the high surf warning level along north facing shores and topping the advisory level along east facing shores. The short-lived north swell will drop quickly Tuesday, then fade Wednesday, but during this time, strengthening trade winds will lead to rough, advisory level surf along east facing shores. Small north swells and a decreasing trade wind swell are expected during the second half of 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.
Surf: Well overhead to double overhead high N ground swell.
Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy with E winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting ESE for the afternoon. Fairly clean conditions are expected by late afternoon with S winds 5-10mph.
Surf: Waist to stomach high N ground swell for the morning with occasional chest high sets. The swell builds in the afternoon with sets up to shoulder high.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NE winds 5-10mph. Clean conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the ESE.
Surf: Knee high NW ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 5-10mph. Glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NNE less than 5mph.
Surf: Knee to waist high ESE wind swell for the morning. The swell shifts more E and builds during the afternoon with occasional sets up to stomach high.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture with NNE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting NE for the afternoon.
**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