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May 22, 2018 Surf Forecast

May 22, 2018, 1:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Monday May 28: Surf along east facing shores will remain rough through the week. A small to moderate south swell is expected for the second half of this 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.

North East

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Surf: Waist to chest high E wind swell with occasional shoulder high sets.

Conditions: Semi choppy in the morning with ESE winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting E less than 5mph. Glassy conditions are expected for the late day with N winds less than 5mph.

North West

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Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW ground swell.

Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with S winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the W.

West

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Surf: Knee high SSW ground swell with occasional thigh high sets.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with SSW winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.

South East

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Surf: Stomach to shoulder high E wind swell.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NNE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 10-15mph.

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

Image: NOAA

**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**

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Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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