Surf

March 31, 2018 Surf Forecast

March 31, 2018, 1:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday April 06: A moderate northwest swell is expected to arrive tonight and peak early Saturday near the advisory level for north and west facing shores. An east northeast swell will decline slowly through Saturday. A background southeast swell will provide small surf along south facing shores into 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.

North East

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: Stomach to shoulder high E medium period swell for the morning mixes in with a similar size NW medium period swell during the afternoon.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SSE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting SE for the afternoon.

North West

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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Surf: Knee to waist high WNW ground swell.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSW winds 5-10mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the WSW.

West

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Surf: Waist high NW ground swell for the morning with occasional chest high sets. This builds in the afternoon with sets up to shoulder high.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with WSW winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.

South East

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Surf: Stomach to shoulder high ESE medium period swell.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with ENE winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting E 5-10mph in the afternoon.

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**

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Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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