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August 25, 2018 Surf Forecast

August 25, 2018, 5:00 AM HST
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST AND SOUTH FACING SHORES

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Swell Summary

Outlook through Friday August 31: Large surf and rip currents are still expected along south facing shores through tonight, but will quickly decrease through the weekend as Lane rapidly weakens and moves west. Strong onshore winds will bring large disorganized breakers to east facing shores through at least 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.

North East

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Surf: Stomach to shoulder high ESE wind swell.

Conditions: Choppy/disorganized in the morning with ESE winds 15-20mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSE 10-15mph. Clean conditions are expected for the late day with SSW winds 5-10mph.

North West

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Surf: Waist high SW short period wind swell for the morning drops a bit during the afternoon.

Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop in the morning with NE winds 10-15mph. Semi glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW less than 5mph.

West

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Surf: Knee to waist high SSW short period wind swell for the morning with occasional stomach sets. This rotates more W and builds to waist to chest high in the afternoon.

Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 5-10mph. Glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW less than 5mph.

South East

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Surf: Waist to chest high E wind swell.

Conditions: Semi choppy with ENE winds 5-10mph. Glassy conditions are expected by late afternoon with WSW winds less than 5mph.

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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