August 05, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Sunday August 12: A series of small south swells are expected through Monday with a slightly larger south swell expected Tuesday and Wednesday. Another small south swell is expected Friday and Saturday. A small north swell is expected to arrive late Tuesday, peak Tuesday night and Wednesday, then lower gradually Thursday and Friday. Short period choppy surf will continue to impact east facing shores. Swells from Hurricane Hector may impact some south and east facing shores during the middle of the 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 NE short period wind swell.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with SE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting ESE for the afternoon.
Surf: Ankle to knee high SW ground swell.
Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy in the morning with WSW winds less than 5mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.
Surf: Knee high S ground 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 morning with SW winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.
Surf: Waist to chest high ENE short period wind swell.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture with NNE 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.**