July 06, 2018 Surf Forecast
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Outlook through Friday July 13: The combination of strengthening trade winds and the arrival of a long period swell from a distant East Pacific Hurricane Fabio will push the east shore surf to High Surf Advisory (HSA) levels today through and Saturday night. The trade winds and the long period east swell is expected to ease off on Sunday. Surf will be up along the south facing shores as well, bolstered by a new slightly elevated swell. Expect the surf to max out near the 8 foot threshold later today. We will be watching this swell closely in case the surf hits the 8 foot limit, thus warranting an HSA. A slow decline will follow through the rest of the weekend. The next bump is Thursday of next week, but it will be a small one. Otherwise, no other significant swells expected through next Friday.
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: Head high NE medium period swell.
Conditions: Clean with SSW winds less than 5mph.
Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW ground swell.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SW winds 5-10mph. This becomes Sideshore texture/chop for the afternoon.
Surf: Waist to stomach high S ground swell with occasional chest high sets.
Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with S winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSW 5-10mph.
Surf: Chest to shoulder high mix of ENE medium period swell and S ground swell
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop in the morning with NNE winds 10-15mph. Semi clean/textured conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting N 15-20mph.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**
Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com