March 14, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Tuesday March 20: The current north swell will continue to gradually diminish through Thursday. Trade winds will maintain elevated, rough surf along east facing shores through early Wednesday. As the winds weaken and shift to a southeast direction later this week, expect surf to diminish along east facing shores. Small north and northwest swells arriving this weekend may produce slight bumps in surf along north and west facing shores from Saturday into early next 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: Chest to shoulder high mix of NNW ground swell and E short period wind swell for the morning. The surf builds from the N into the chest to head high range for the afternoon.
Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with SSE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting SE for the afternoon.
Surf: Knee high N medium period swell with occasional thigh high sets.
Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with ENE winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 5-10mph.
Surf: Knee high SSW long period swell with occasional thigh high sets.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with E winds less than 5mph. Glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SSW.
Surf: Chest to shoulder high ESE wind swell.
Conditions: Glassy with N winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting SE for the afternoon.
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