March 25, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Saturday March 31: The current northeast swell will continue to subside through the weekend. No other significant swells are then expected through most of the week. A small northwest swell will move through the islands Monday. Long term guidance suggests a possible near advisory northwest swell building over the islands next weekend. Small southwest swells are also expected to continue through the next several days.
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 NE medium period swell.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NW winds 5-10mph. Glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NE less than 5mph.
Surf: Knee high NNE ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with SSE winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.
Surf: Knee high SSW ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSW less than 5mph.
Surf: Waist to stomach high SE wind swell with occasional chest high sets.
Conditions: Semi choppy in the morning with SSW winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon as the winds lighten to less than 5mph.
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