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May 04, 2018 Surf Forecast

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Thursday May 10: There will be a series of small, mainly background southerly swells through the weekend and on through most of next week. A new north northwest swell is expected to arrive Sunday night, peak on Monday, then lower gradually Monday night. A slightly larger and longer period north swell is expected to arrive Monday night, peak early Tuesday, then lower gradually Tuesday night and Wednesday. Strengthening trade winds early next week will cause an increase in short period choppy surf along east facing shores.
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

am        pm  

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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.

North West

am        pm  

Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW ground swell.

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Conditions: Clean in the early morning with SE winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting WSW 5-10mph.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Knee high SSW ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.

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

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South East

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to chest high ESE wind swell.

Conditions: Semi choppy with ENE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting E 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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