March 19, 2018 Surf Forecast
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Outlook through Sunday March 25: Small north and tiny background south swells will continue over the next couple of days, with surf remaining well below advisory levels along all shores through Tuesday. A larger and longer-period northeast swell will arrive Wednesday and peak Wednesday night into Thursday. Surf along north and east facing shores are forecast to reach advisory level surf with this swell, and possibly warning level heights for east facing shores at the peak.
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: Stomach to shoulder high N medium period swell for the morning. The swell shifts more NNE and builds for the afternoon with sets up to head high.
Conditions: Bumpy/choppy with ENE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting E 5-10mph in the afternoon.
Surf: Knee to thigh high NNE medium period swell for the morning drops a bit during the afternoon.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with ESE winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NNW less than 5mph.
Surf: Knee high S ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with NE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the S.
Surf: Waist to chest high ESE medium period swell.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SW winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NE.
**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