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April 29, 2018 Surf Forecast

April 29, 2018, 1:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Saturday May 05: Large surf associated with a north-northwest swell expected to peak Sunday, will slowly drop through the first half of the upcoming week. Surf along north and west facing shores should dip below advisory levels late Monday. Surf along south facing shores is expected to rise through the day Sunday as a new long-period south-southwest swell fills in and hold into Monday. A reinforcement out of the south- southwest is expected by midweek.
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

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Surf: 1-3′ overhead high NNW ground swell.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NW winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting N 5-10mph in the afternoon.

North West

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

am        pm  

Surf: Knee to waist high WNW long period swell for the morning fades a bit in the afternoon.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting N 10-15mph in the afternoon.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to chest high NW medium period swell.

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

South East

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to chest high ESE wind swell.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNW winds 10-15mph. Fairly clean conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the N.

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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