May 23, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Tuesday May 29: No significant swells are expected, with surf below advisory levels along all shores. A small, long-period south-southwest swell will slowly build on Wednesday, and then continue into the weekend. A small north-northwest swell arriving Wednesday will diminish on Thursday, with another small northwest swell possible over the weekend. Trade winds will deliver choppy short-period waves to east facing shores.
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 with occasional shoulder high sets.
Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy in the morning with E winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ESE less than 5mph.
Surf: Knee high SW extra long period swell.
Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with N winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.
Surf: Knee high SSW ground swell for the morning with occasional thigh sets. This rotates more SW and builds in the afternoon with sets up to stomach high.
Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SSE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 5-10mph.
Surf: Stomach to shoulder high E wind swell.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NNE winds 10-15mph.
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