March 23, 2018 Surf Forecast
HIGH SURF WARNING FOR NORTH AND EAST FACING SHORES
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Outlook through Thursday March 29: This NE swell will be reinforced by a small to medium pulse of 3 feet between Saturday night and Monday. This swell will be followed by a small to medium NW swell between Sunday night and Tuesday. Surf will be well below advisory level. South-facing shores can expect a slight rise in the surf this Friday through Saturday as a small southwesterly swell arrives.
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: Head high NNE medium period swell.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SE winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.
Surf: Ankle to knee high SW ground swell in the morning builds for the afternoon with occasional sets up to thigh high.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.
Surf: Knee to waist high SW ground swell.
Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with NW winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSW 5-10mph.
Surf: Waist high ESE short period wind swell with occasional stomach high sets.
Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy with E winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting ENE 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