July 14, 2018 Surf Forecast

July 14, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Saturday July 21: Fresh to locally strong trade winds will continue to produce rough and choppy surf along east facing shores through early next week. A new southwest swell from the Tasman Sea is expected to fill in tonight, peak Sunday night and slowly drop on Monday. A series of storms south and southeast of New Zealand over the past several days should provide surf near the summer average for the second half of next week.
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


am        pm  


Surf: Waist to chest high ENE wind swell with occasional shoulder high sets.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SSE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting SE for the afternoon.

North West


am        pm  

Surf: Ankle to knee high ground swell for the morning going more SW during the day.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with NE winds less than 5mph. Choppy/disorganized conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 10-15mph.


am        pm  

Surf: Knee high S ground swell for the morning with occasional thigh sets. This rotates more SW and builds in the afternoon with sets up to stomach high.

Conditions: Glassy in the morning with SSE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 5-10mph.

South East

am        pm  

Surf: Waist to stomach high ENE wind swell.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with E winds 5-10mph. This becomes Bumpy/semi bumpy for the afternoon.

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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