April 25, 2018 Surf Forecast
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Outlook through Tuesday May 1: A moderate, long-period north-northwest swell is expected to arrive Thursday and peak Friday, with surf heights remaining below advisory levels. A larger north-northwest swell is possible this weekend and early next week, with the potential for advisory-level surf along north and west facing shores. Rough and choppy surf along east facing shores will persist through Wednesday, then diminish Thursday and Friday as trade winds weaken. Small swells from the south will persist for most of the week, producing small surf along south facing shores.
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 ENE wind swell.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with S winds less than 5mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SE 5-10mph.
Surf: Ankle to knee high SW ground swell.
Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SW winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSW 15-20mph.
Surf: Knee to waist high SW ground swell.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with SSW winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 5-10mph.
Surf: Waist to chest high E wind swell with occasional shoulder high sets.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop in the morning with NNE winds 10-15mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon as the winds lighten to 5-10mph.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**
Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com