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May 26, 2018 Surf Forecast

May 26, 2018, 1:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday June 01: Surf will remain below advisory levels along all shores through at least the middle of next week. A series of swells from the Tasman Sea will keeping surf along south facing shores near the summertime average through Memorial Day. South-shore surf will build to above-average heights by mid-week. Rough surf along east facing shores will subside early next week as trade winds weaken, then build again by mid-week.
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: Chest to shoulder high mix of ENE wind swell and NE wind swell for the morning. The surf builds a bit from the ENE in the afternoon with occasional sets up to head high.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 10-15mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SE.

North West

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Surf: Small scale (ankle to knee high) surf.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with NE winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 5-10mph.

West

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Surf: Knee to waist high SSW ground swell.

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

South East

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Surf: Waist to chest high wind swell with occasional shoulder sets. The swell will be coming from the E in the morning and shift to the ESE during the day.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NE 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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