April 24, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Monday April 30: The current, moderate northwest swell will decline Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by a similarly sized northwest swell that will build on Thursday and peak on Friday and Saturday. A potentially large, shorter period north-northwest swell may arrive later in the weekend. Moderate, rough surf will continue along east facing shores during the next few days, followed by a decline late Thursday into the weekend. An inconsistent southwest swell is expected to maintain south shore surf around background summer levels through Wednesday. Another moderate south-southwest swell is due this 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: Stomach to shoulder high E wind swell in the morning builds in the afternoon with occasional sets up to head high.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SE.
Surf: Ankle to knee high SW ground swell.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSW winds 5-10mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 10-15mph.
Surf: Knee to waist high SW ground swell with occasional stomach 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 to the SW.
Surf: Waist to chest high E wind swell for the morning with occasional shoulder sets. This builds to chest to shoulder high for the afternoon.
Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with N winds 5-10mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NNE 10-15mph.
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