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June 29, 2018 Surf Forecast

June 29, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday July 06: Surf along east facing shores will begin to drop this evening as the trades gradually weaken. Surf along south facing shores will slowly ease into the weekend. Two small, long-period southerly swells, which are expected over the weekend and early next week, will keep the surf along south facing shores near the summer average through the first half of next week. A low pressure system currently southeast of New Zealand should bring more south swells towards the end of 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: Stomach to shoulder high ENE medium period swell.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with ESE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 10-15mph.

North West

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Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW ground swell.

Conditions: Glassy in the early morning with SW winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting WSW 5-10mph.

West

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Surf: Waist high SSW ground swell with occasional stomach high sets.

Conditions: Glassy with W winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting SW for the afternoon.

South East

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Surf: Waist to chest high E wind swell.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture with NNE winds 5-10mph in the morning increasing to 10-15mph in the afternoon.

Image: NOAA

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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