January 15, 2019 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Tuesday January 22: The current northwest swell will bring surf close to warning levels this afternoon and tonight, with advisory level surf likely continuing through the day on Wednesday. A large, short period, north-northwest swell could bring advisory level surf to north and west facing shores Thursday night and Friday, then slowly fade through the weekend. Surf is expected to remain small on other shores through early next 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: 1-3′ overhead high NW long period swell with occasional well overhead high sets.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 5-10mph. Semi choppy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the ESE.
Surf: Chest to shoulder high WNW long period swell.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with SE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.
Surf: 1-3′ overhead high WNW long period swell.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with S winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WSW 5-10mph.
Surf: Stomach to shoulder high ESE medium period swell.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture with NE winds 5-10mph.
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