August 03, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Friday August 10: Small south swells will maintain background surf along south facing shores through this weekend. A slightly larger long-period south swell arriving Monday is expected to increase surf to near the summer-time average along south facing shores early next week. Strong trades will produce elevated choppy surf along east facing shores into this weekend. Surf along east facing shores is expected to lower from Sunday into early next week as the trades weaken slightly. Note that depending on the future track and intensity of Hurricane Hector currently in the East Pacific, surf may increase across some shorelines starting around the middle of 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: Chest to shoulder high ENE wind swell.
Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with ESE winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting E 5-10mph.
Surf: Ankle to knee high WNW ground swell.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with WNW winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.
Surf: Knee high S ground swell with occasional waist high sets.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with SW winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSW 5-10mph.
Surf: Stomach to shoulder high E wind swell.
Conditions: Fairly clean in the early morning with N winds 10-15mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting 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.**