May 16, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Tuesday May 22: The current small north-northwest swell will diminish through Wednesday. Another round of small north to northwest swells are forecast Thursday through the weekend. A series of small south swells will continue to roll into south facing shores through 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 stomach high NE medium period swell with occasional chest high sets.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SE winds 10-15mph.
Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW ground swell for the morning going more during the day.
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 NNW 10-15mph.
Surf: Knee to waist high SSW ground swell.
Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with N winds 5-10mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WNW 10-15mph.
Surf: Waist high E short period wind swell.
Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with ESE winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting SE 5-10mph in 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.**