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April 23, 2018 Surf Forecast

April 23, 2018, 1:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Sunday April 29: A moderate northwest swell expected to build this evening into Monday will fade Tuesday through midweek, which will lead to surf lowering along north and west facing shores. Surf along east facing shores will remain rough through the week and may reach advisory levels by midweek. Another moderate northwest swell is expected Thursday through Saturday, which will lead to rising surf along north and west facing shores. A reinforcing southwest swell expected early in the week will continue to generate small to moderate surf along south facing shores each day through midweek before fading.
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

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Surf: Stomach to shoulder high mix of NW ground swell and E wind swell

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with ESE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SE.

North West

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Surf: Ankle to knee high SW long period swell in the morning builds for the afternoon with occasional sets up to thigh high.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with ENE winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.

West

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Surf: Knee high long period swell with occasional waist sets. The swell will be coming from the S in the morning and shift to the SW during the day.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SSE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSW 5-10mph.

South East

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Surf: Stomach to shoulder high E wind swell.

Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with N winds 10-15mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NNE.

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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