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July 04, 2018 Surf Forecast

July 4, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Wednesday July 11: A new south swell is expected to build Thursday and peak Friday, with surf heights remaining below advisory levels. Strengthening trade winds will bring an increase in short period waves along east facing shores the next couple of days. Combined with a longer period east swell from distant Hurricane Fabio, surf along east facing shores may reach High Surf Advisory levels tomorrow, potentially continuing through 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.

North East

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Surf: Waist high NE short period wind swell for the morning with occasional stomach high sets. The swell builds in the afternoon with sets up to chest high.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SE winds 5-10mph. Choppy/disorganized conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ESE 10-15mph.

North West

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Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW ground swell.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with W winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 5-10mph.

West

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Surf: Knee to waist high SSW ground swell.

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

South East

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Surf: Waist to stomach high ENE short period wind swell in the morning with occasional chest high sets. This drops into the waist range for the afternoon.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NE winds 5-10mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting ENE 10-15mph.

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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