July 02, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Monday July 09: A series of small southerly swells can be expected through the week and into the weekend. Strengthening trade winds will cause a gradual increase in short period choppy surf along east facing shores. This combined with a longer period east swell from distant Tropical Cyclone Fabio in the Eastern Pacific may cause surf to reach High Surf Advisory levels on east facing shores later this week and into the 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.
Surf: Waist high NE short period wind swell for the morning with occasional stomach sets. This rotates more SE and builds in the aftrernoon with sets up to chest high.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SE winds 10-15mph.
Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW ground swell.
Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with NE winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 5-10mph.
Surf: Knee to waist high S long period swell with occasional stomach high sets.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with S winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.
Surf: Waist to stomach high SE medium period swell with occasional chest high sets.
Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with ENE winds 5-10mph. This becomes Semi choppy for the afternoon.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**