March 28, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Tuesday April 03: The current northeast swell will continue to decline through Thursday. A small short period northwest swell will persist through at least Thursday, providing for small waves along the exposed north and west facing shores. Background south swells will also provide for above nil surf for south facing shores through most of the period. Long term guidance suggests a moderate west- northwest swell building Friday, and peaking early Saturday morning. This swell will likely produce near advisory level surf for the north and west facing shores Friday night and Saturday.
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 E medium period swell.
Conditions: Glassy with N winds less than 5mph.
Surf: Ankle to knee high SW ground swell.
Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with NE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NNW 5-10mph.
Surf: Knee high SW ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.
Conditions: Clean in the early morning with NE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting WNW 5-10mph.
Surf: Waist to chest high medium period swell with occasional shoulder sets. The swell will be coming from the E in the morning and shift to the ENE during the day.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNW winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ENE 5-10mph.
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