July 22, 2018 Surf Forecast
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Outlook through Sunday July 29: The current long-period south swell will gradually lower from Monday night through Tuesday. Small south swells will maintain background surf along south facing shores from mid-week into next weekend. The trade winds will continue to produce moderate short-period choppy surf along east facing shores this 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.
Surf: Waist high short period wind swell with occasional stomach sets. The swell will be coming from the ESE in the morning and shift to the NE during the day.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SE 10-15mph.
Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW extra long period swell for the morning going more during the day.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with S winds less than 5mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 10-15mph.
Surf: Stomach to shoulder high S extra long period swell.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with N winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 5-10mph.
Surf: Stomach to shoulder high S extra long period swell in the morning with occasional head high sets. This drops into the stomach to shoulder range for the afternoon.
Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with N winds 5-10mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NNE.
**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