July 08, 2018 Surf Forecast
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Outlook through Sunday July 15: East swell from former Tropical Cyclone Fabio will decline and trade winds will weaken, resulting a gradual decline in surf heights along east facing shores. Moderate trades will prevail Monday, with a slight increase from Tuesday through the rest of the week. Surf will gradually lower along south facing shores today through Monday, with a moderate boost due in around late Tuesday. No other significant swell or surf is expected.
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 mix of NE medium period swell and E ground swell for the morning. This fades in the afternoon with sets up to shoulder high.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 10-15mph.
Surf: Ankle to knee high ground swell.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with NE winds less than 5mph. Choppy/sideshore current conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 15-20mph.
Surf: Knee to waist high S ground swell.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with WSW winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSW 5-10mph.
Surf: Waist to chest high E ground swell for the morning with occasional shoulder high sets. This drops a bit in the afternoon.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NE winds 5-10mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the ENE. Glassy conditions are expected by late afternoon with N winds less than 5mph.
**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