May 11, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Thursday May 17: A series of small north-northwest swells will continue through early next week. Small background south-southwest swells will persist through the weekend, followed by a moderate south swell that will peak Monday and Tuesday. Small east shore surf is expected during the next couple of days, followed by an increase to moderate levels as trade winds rebuild during the weekend.
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: Sideshore texture/chop with SE winds 10-15mph.
Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW ground swell.
Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with NNE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.
Surf: Ankle to knee high NW ground swell.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NNW winds 5-10mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WNW 10-15mph.
Surf: Waist to chest high ESE wind swell.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with ENE winds 5-10mph. This becomes Semi choppy for the afternoon.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**