July 01, 2018 Surf Forecast

July 1, 2018, 1:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Saturday July 07: Small southeast and southwest swells will keep surf along south facing shores near the summer average through Sunday. The active trend for south facing shores will continue this coming week due to systems passing south and east of New Zealand. The first swell is expected to begin filling in late Monday into Tuesday followed by another south swell later in the week. Surf along east facing shores will be on the rise later next week as trade winds strengthen. Surf may reach the High Surf Advisory criteria for east facing shores starting late Wednesday or Thursday.
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


am        pm  


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

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

North West


am        pm  

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

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NE winds 5-10mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the W.


am        pm  

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

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

South East

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to stomach high SE medium period swell.

Conditions: Glassy in the early morning with N winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions move in during the morning hours 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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