August 24, 2018 Surf Forecast
HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES
Outlook through Friday August 31: Life-threatening surf and rip currents is expected along exposed south facing shores today as Lane continue to approach the state. A gradual decrease is anticipated starting Sunday as Lane moves west and weakens. Increasing onshore winds will bring large disorganized breakers to east facing shores through Saturday. A small southeast swell next week Wednesday is expected to 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.
Surf: Chest to head high ESE wind swell with occasional slightly overhead high sets.
Conditions: Choppy, strong sideshore current with ESE winds 30-35mph.
Surf: Knee to waist high SW ground swell for the morning with occasional stomach sets. This builds to waist to chest high for the afternoon.
Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with S winds 10-15mph. Semi clean/textured conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 15-20mph.
Surf: Head high SSW medium period swell in the morning with occasional 1-2′ overhead high sets. This drops into the stomach to shoulder range for the afternoon.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 5-10mph. Choppy/disorganized conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting S 20-25mph.
Surf: Head high mix of SW medium period swell and E wind swell for the morning. This fades to chest to shoulder high in the afternoon.
Conditions: Choppy with ESE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting SSE 10-15mph in the afternoon.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Hawaii County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**