July 24, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Tuesday July 31: A slight increase in trade wind swell and a small short period northeast swell will give a modest bump to north and east facing shores today and Wednesday. The current long period south swell will continue to drop today and will return to small background levels Wednesday through the weekend. No other significant swells are expected through early 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.
Surf: Waist to chest high E wind swell for the morning with occasional shoulder high sets. A similar size ESE wind swell fills in during the afternoon.
Conditions: Choppy/disorganized with ESE winds 10-15mph.
Surf: Knee high SW extra long period swell.
Conditions: Clean in the early morning with SSE winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.
Surf: Knee to waist high S ground swell.
Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SSE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.
Surf: Stomach to shoulder high E wind swell.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NE winds 10-15mph.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**