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April 30, 2018 Surf Forecast

April 30, 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 Sunday May 06: The current north-northwest swell will slowly drop through the first half of the upcoming week. Surf along north and west facing shores should dip below advisory levels by Monday night. A long period south- southwest swell will 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

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Surf: Well overhead high NNW ground swell for the morning. This fades in the afternoon with sets up to 1-3′ overhead high.

Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy in the morning with NNE winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ESE less than 5mph.

North West

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Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW ground swell.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with SSW winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NW 5-10mph.

West

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Surf: Waist to stomach high SSW ground swell for the morning with occasional chest high sets. This drops a bit in the afternoon.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with E winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W less than 5mph.

South East

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Surf: Waist to stomach high ESE wind swell.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture with NE winds 5-10mph.

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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