May 20, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Saturday May 26: relatively small surf expected through the period. The surrounding waters will remain rough as moderate to locally strong trades continue to blow through the area. Another long period south- southwest swell will be possible during the second half of next week. A small northwest swell is possible around Wednesday.
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: Chest to shoulder high E wind swell with occasional head high sets.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop in the morning with SE winds 10-15mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSE 5-10mph.
Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW long period swell.
Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with NE winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.
Surf: Waist to stomach high SSW long period swell with occasional chest high sets.
Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with N winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 5-10mph.
Surf: Chest to shoulder high mix of E wind swell and SSW long period swell
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NNE winds 10-15mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NE.
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