May 24, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Wednesday May 30: No significant swells are expected, with surf below advisory levels along all shores. A small, long-period south-southwest swell will continue into the weekend. A small north-northwest swell will slowly diminish through Thursday. Another small northwest swell may give surf a slight bump along north facing shores over the weekend. Breezy trade winds will deliver choppy short-period waves to east facing shores into 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 chest high E short period wind swell.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting ESE for the afternoon.
Surf: Knee high SW long period swell.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with SSE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.
Surf: Knee to waist high SW long period swell for the morning with occasional stomach high sets. This builds in the afternoon with sets up to chest high.
Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SSE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.
Surf: Stomach to shoulder high E wind swell.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NE winds 10-15mph.
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