May 21, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Sunday May 27: Surf along east facing shores will remain rough through the week. A new south swell is expected for the second half of the week. A small northwest swell is possible 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.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting E for the afternoon.
Surf: Small scale (ankle to knee high) surf.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with NNE winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.
Surf: Knee to waist high SSW ground swell with occasional stomach high sets.
Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with NNW winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 5-10mph.
Surf: Stomach to shoulder high E wind swell.
Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with N winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NE 10-15mph.
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