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May 29, 2018 Surf Forecast

May 29, 2018, 1:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Monday June 04: A new SW swell will build tonight and Tuesday and reach above-average heights Tuesday night through Thursday. After a trend downward Friday and Saturday, another above average south swell is expected to build on Sunday, possibly peaking close to advisory levels early next week. Surf along east facing shores will remain small through Tuesday, then rise to above average heights Tuesday night into the upcoming weekend. Only small surf is expected along north 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.

North East

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Surf: Waist to chest high E short period wind swell in the morning builds to chest to shoulder high for the afternoon.

Conditions: Choppy/sideshore current with SE winds 15-20mph.

North West

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Surf: Knee high SW long period swell with occasional waist high sets.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting SW 10-15mph in the afternoon.

West

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Surf: Knee high SW long period swell for the morning with occasional waist high sets. This builds in the afternoon with sets up to chest high.

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

South East

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Surf: Waist high ESE short period wind swell for the morning going more E and building into the stomach to shoulder range in the afternoon.

Conditions: Bumpy/choppy with E winds 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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