May 13, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Saturday May 19: A new swell will produce a small increase in surf along north and west facing shores Monday. That swell will fade out by Wednesday. Another small northwest swell is expected late next week.
A moderate south swell is expected to arrive on Sunday, gradually build through Tuesday, then slowly subside through the middle of next week. Another moderate south swell is expected late 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 wind swell.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with ESE winds 5-10mph. This becomes Semi choppy for the afternoon.
Surf: Small scale (ankle to knee high) surf.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSW winds 5-10mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the W.
Surf: Knee high ground swell with occasional thigh sets. The swell will be coming from the S in the morning and shift to the SSW during the day.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the W.
Surf: Waist to chest high ESE wind swell with occasional shoulder high sets.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture with NE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting NNE 10-15mph in the afternoon.
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