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August 01, 2018 Surf Forecast

August 1, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Wednesday August 08: Strong trades will generate rough choppy surf along east facing shores through rest of the week. The wind swell is expected to peak tonight, decrease slightly on Thursday and hold through rest of the week. A couple of small south swells will help maintain background surf along south facing shores through the week, then decline over the weekend. For north facing shores, a small and short-lived northwest swell is expected to arrive today and fade on Thursday. Looking out to next week, a slightly larger south to south-southeast swell is expected late Monday into Tuesday and may bring surf near the summer average.
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: Chest to head high E medium period swell.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SE winds 10-15mph.

North West

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Surf: Knee high WNW long period swell for the morning with occasional thigh sets. The swell shifts to the SW and fades a bit in the afternoon.

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

West

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Surf: Knee high SW long period swell for the morning with occasional thigh high sets. This builds in the afternoon with sets up to stomach high.

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

South East

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Surf: Chest to head high E medium period swell.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with NE winds 10-15mph.

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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