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April 28, 2018 Surf Forecast

April 28, 2018, 1:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday May 04: A larger north-northwest swell is expected this weekend and into early next week, with advisory-level surf likely along north and west facing shores Sunday and Monday. This swell will gradually diminish through the middle of next week. Small southerly swells will persist with a peak in surf expected Sunday and Monday.
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: Waist to chest high NNW ground swell with occasional shoulder high sets.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NW winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting NNW 15-20mph in the afternoon.

North West

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Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW ground swell.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with NE 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 SSW ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.

Conditions: Glassy in the early morning with N winds less than 5mph. Choppy/disorganized conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SSE 10-15mph.

South East

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Surf: Waist to stomach high ESE wind swell with occasional chest high sets.

Conditions: Semi choppy in the morning with SSW winds 5-10mph. Clean conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NNW less than 5mph.

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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