March 27, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Monday April 02: The current northeast swell will peak tonight and begin declining Tuesday through Thursday. A small short period northwest swell will persist through at least Thursday. Small south and southwest swells are also expected to continue through the next several days. Long term guidance suggests a moderate northwest swell producing near advisory level surf arriving Friday night and peaking during the weekend.
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 E medium period swell.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with E winds less than 5mph. This becomes Semi glassy/semi bumpy for the afternoon.
Surf: Ankle to knee high NNE ground swell in the morning builds for the afternoon with occasional sets up to thigh high.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with E winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 10-15mph.
Surf: Knee high long period swell with occasional waist sets. The swell will be coming from the SSW in the morning and shift to the SW during the day.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with E winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the W.
Surf: Stomach to shoulder high E medium period swell.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with N winds less than 5mph. Choppy/disorganized conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSW 10-15mph.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**