July 23, 2018 Surf Forecast
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Outlook through Monday July 30: Small south swells will maintain background surf along south facing shores from Wednesday into next weekend. The locally breezy 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 to chest high E wind swell with occasional shoulder high sets.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SE winds 15-20mph.
Surf: Ankle to knee high long period swell for the morning going more SSW during the day.
Conditions: Glassy in the early morning with SSW winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.
Surf: Waist to stomach high S long period swell with occasional chest high sets.
Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with SSE winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting W 5-10mph in the afternoon.
Surf: Waist to chest high mix of S long period swell and E wind swell with occasional shoulder sets.
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.
**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