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May 27, 2018 Surf Forecast

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Saturday June 02: Surf is expected to remain below the High Surf Advisory criteria along all shores into the middle of next week. A series of swells from the Tasman Sea will keep surf near the summertime average along south facing shores through Memorial Day. Surf will build to above-average heights along south facing shores by mid-week. Rough surf along east facing shores will subside early next week as trade winds weaken, then increase again by mid-week. The current small northwest swell will maintain tiny surf along north and west facing shores into early next 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: Waist to chest high ENE wind swell for the morning with occasional shoulder sets. This rotates to the NE and fades a bit in the afternoon.

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 ESE.

North West

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Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW ground swell.

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Conditions: Glassy in the morning with N winds less than 5mph. Choppy/disorganized conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 10-15mph.

West

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

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

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South East

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Surf: Waist to stomach high ESE wind swell with occasional chest high sets.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NE winds 5-10mph.

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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