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August 06, 2018 Surf Forecast

August 6, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Sunday August 12: A series of small south swells are expected through 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.

North East

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Surf: Waist to stomach high NE short period wind swell for the morning with occasional chest sets. The surf builds from the E into the stomach to shoulder range for the afternoon.

Conditions: Semi glassy/semi bumpy with ENE winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting ESE for the afternoon.

North West

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Surf: Ankle to knee high SW ground swell.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.

West

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Surf: Knee to thigh high S ground swell for the morning going more SSW during the day.

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

South East

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Surf: Waist to stomach high E ground swell for the morning with occasional chest sets. The surf builds from the E into the stomach to shoulder range for the afternoon.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with NNE winds 10-15mph. This becomes Sideshore texture/chop for 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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