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May 03, 2018 Surf Forecast

May 3, 2018, 1:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Wednesday May 09: A north swell will slowly decrease through the rest of the week. A south swell will decrease to background levels by the weekend. A late season north swell is expected to arrive late Sunday or early Monday. This will increase surf along the north facing shores but heights should remain below the advisory level. Surf along east facing shores will remain small this week, but may become rough early next week as significant trades build in over and upwind of the state.
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 stomach high ESE wind swell with occasional chest high sets.

Conditions: Choppy/sideshore current with SE winds 15-20mph in the morning decreasing to 10-15mph in the afternoon.

North West

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Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW ground swell.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSW winds 5-10mph. Bumpy/choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 10-15mph.

West

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Surf: Knee high SSW ground swell for the morning with occasional waist high sets. The swell builds in the afternoon with sets up to stomach high.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with S winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NW 10-15mph.

South East

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

Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy with E winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting ENE for the afternoon.

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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