April 26, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Wednesday May 02: A moderate, long-period north-northwest swell is expected to slowly build Thursday afternoon and peak Friday, with surf heights remaining below advisory levels. A larger north-northwest swell is expected this weekend and early next week, with the potential for advisory-level surf along north and west facing shores. This swell will gradually diminish through the middle of next week. Choppy surf along east facing shores will gradually diminish through Friday as trade winds weaken. Small swells from the south will persist for most of the week, with a peak in surf heights expected on Sunday.
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 NE wind swell for the morning going more ESE during the day.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop in the morning with SE winds 10-15mph. Semi clean/textured conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting S 15-20mph.
Surf: Ankle to knee high SW ground swell.
Conditions: Clean in the early morning with SE winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SW 5-10mph.
Surf: Knee high SW ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.
Conditions: Glassy in the early morning with N winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SSW 5-10mph.
Surf: Stomach to shoulder high E wind swell.
Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy in the morning with E winds 5-10mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NNE.
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