July 09, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Monday July 16: The east swell has been declining, and trade winds have weakened. Thus, surf heights along east facing shores have been dropping. However, trades will restrengthen Tuesday through the rest of the week, which will again marginally boost east shore surf. Surf will gradually lower along south facing shores through the day, with a moderate boost due in around late Tuesday. No other significant swells are 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: Waist to chest high NE wind swell.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SE winds 10-15mph.
Surf: Ankle to knee high ground swell.
Conditions: Clean in the early morning with SE winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.
Surf: Knee to thigh high S ground swell.
Conditions: Glassy in the early morning with NNW winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SSW 5-10mph.
Surf: Waist to stomach high SE wind swell with occasional chest high sets.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting ENE 10-15mph in the afternoon.
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