May 08, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Monday May 14: A reinforcing north swell with longer period will peak tonight and Tuesday, with surf heights expected to reach advisory levels along north facing shores, and a small bump to east facing shores exposed to north swells. This swell will diminish on Wednesday. A small, long- period northwest swell arriving Wednesday will peak Thursday, with a small north- northwest swell expected Friday and Saturday. Another north- northwest swell is possible early next week, with peak surf heights below advisory levels. Strengthening trades will bring an increase in choppy surf along east facing shores the next couple of days.
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.
Surf: Well overhead high N ground swell.
Conditions: Choppy with E winds 15-20mph.
Surf: Stomach to shoulder high N ground swell.
Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SW winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 10-15mph.
Surf: Knee high SSW long period swell with occasional waist high sets.
Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with S winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSW 5-10mph.
Surf: Waist to chest high E short period wind swell.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NE winds 10-15mph.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**