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June 30, 2018 Surf Forecast

June 30, 2018, 1:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday July 06: Surf along east facing shores will begin to drop as the trades gradually weaken. Surf along south facing shores will slowly decline 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 toward 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: Waist to chest high NE wind swell.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SE winds 5-10mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.

North West

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Surf: Ankle to knee high SW long period swell.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with ENE winds less than 5mph. Choppy/sideshore current conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 15-20mph.

West

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Surf: Knee to waist high SSW ground swell.

Conditions: Glassy in the early morning with SE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SSW 5-10mph.

South East

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Surf: Waist to chest high SE medium period swell with occasional shoulder high sets.

Conditions: Clean in the morning with NW winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting E 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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