May 10, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Wednesday May 16: Lingering NNW swells will remain through the weekend with surf heights below advisory levels. Surf along east facing shores will drop off tonight as the trades weaken and increase over the weekend with the return of fresh trades. The south facing shores will see small surf through the weekend with an increase expected next week.
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: Waist to chest high E short period wind swell.
Conditions: Choppy/sideshore current with SE winds 15-20mph in the morning decreasing to 10-15mph in the afternoon.
Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW ground swell.
Conditions: Clean in the early morning with ESE winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SW 5-10mph.
Surf: Knee high SSW ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with SSW winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 5-10mph.
Surf: Waist to chest high E wind swell.
Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with ENE winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 5-10mph.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**