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June 05, 2018 Surf Forecast

June 5, 2018, 1:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Monday June 11: The current long-period south swell will hold through tomorrow, then gradually subside from Tuesday evening through Thursday. A new long- period south swell arriving early Friday may cause surf to reach the High Surf Advisory criteria along south facing shores once again next weekend. Locally strong trade winds will maintain choppy surf along east facing shores. A couple of small northwest swells may produce a slight bump in surf along north facing shores from Wednesday into this 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.

North East

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Surf: Waist to chest high ENE short period wind swell.

Conditions: Bumpy/semi bumpy in the morning with E winds 5-10mph. Glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ESE less than 5mph.

North West

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Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW ground swell.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with NNE winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.

West

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to stomach high S ground swell for the morning with occasional chest high sets. This drops a bit in the afternoon.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with WNW winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SSW.

South East

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Surf: Waist to chest high mix of E wind swell and ENE short period wind swell with occasional shoulder sets.

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

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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