July 05, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Wednesday July 11: A new south swell will build Thursday, peak Friday below the south shore advisory level, then slowly decline during the weekend. Strengthening trade winds will produce rough, short period surf near the east shore advisory level on Thursday and Friday. A long period swell from distant East Pacific Hurricane Fabio will likely push east shore surf above the advisory level during the weekend. East shore surf will decline early next week as the short and long period east swells decrease.
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: Chest to shoulder high NE medium period swell.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting E less than 5mph.
Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW ground swell.
Conditions: Glassy in the early morning with NNE winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.
Surf: Knee to waist high S ground swell for the morning with occasional stomach high sets. This builds in the afternoon with sets up to chest high.
Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with SSW winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 10-15mph.
Surf: Waist to chest high E medium period swell with occasional shoulder sets. This rotates more from the S during the afternoon.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NNE winds 10-15mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NE. Fairly clean conditions are expected for the late day with N winds 10-15mph.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**