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August 14, 2018 Surf Forecast

August 14, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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Swell Summary

Outlook through Tuesday August 21: The current south swell is expected to gradually fade out today. A small south swell may give a modest boost to surf along south facing shores Wednesday night into the upcoming weekend. Surf along east facing shores will begin to decline today as trades begin to weaken. A very small northwest swell will be possible Wednesday through Thursday, boosting surf slightly along north facing shores. 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 stomach high ESE medium period swell with occasional chest high sets.

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

North West

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Surf: Ankle to knee high W medium period swell.

Conditions: Semi glassy in the morning with SSW winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the WSW.

West

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Surf: Knee high S medium period swell with occasional thigh high sets.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 5-10mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the SW.

South East

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Surf: Waist to chest high ESE medium period swell for the morning going more SE during the day.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture with NNE 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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