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July 31, 2018 Surf Forecast

July 31, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Tuesday August 07: Strengthening trades will bring an increase in wind swell today through Thursday along east facing shores. The wind swell is expected to peak Wednesday night and gradually decline through rest of the week. A small south swell is expected to arrive later today followed by another small one on Thursday. These swells will help maintain background surf along south facing shores through the week and will decline over the weekend. For north facing shores, a small and short- lived north-northwest swell is expected to arrive on Wednesday. Looking out to next week, a slightly larger south to south-southeast swell is possible late Monday into Tuesday and may bring surf near the summer average. Otherwise, no 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.

North East

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Surf: Waist to chest high ENE short period wind swell for the morning going more E and building into the chest to shoulder range in the afternoon.

Conditions: Choppy/disorganized with ESE winds 15-20mph in the morning decreasing to 10-15mph in the afternoon.

North West

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

Conditions: Glassy in the early morning with E winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.

West

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Surf: Knee high medium period swell with occasional thigh sets. The swell will be coming from the SW in the morning and shift to the SSW during the day.

Conditions: Glassy in the early morning with S winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting SSW 5-10mph.

South East

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Surf: Stomach to shoulder high ESE wind swell in the morning builds in the afternoon with occasional sets up to head high.

Conditions: Semi choppy with ENE winds 5-10mph in the morning increasing to 10-15mph in the afternoon.

Image: NOAA

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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Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com

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