September 12, 2018 Surf ForecastSeptember 12, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated September 12, 5:00 AM 0 Comments
Outlook through Wednesday September 19: Swell from Tropical Storm Olivia will peak today, rising to warning levels along east facing shores. A small northwest swell is expected to fill in late today and peak Thursday. A small south swell is likely over the weekend, with another small northwest swell expected late in the weekend and 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: Stomach to shoulder high ENE wind swell for the morning. This fades in the afternoon with sets up to chest high.
Conditions: Sideshore texture and current in the morning with ESE winds 25-30mph. Semi clean/sideshore texture and current conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting E 20-25mph.
Surf: Knee high S extra long period swell for the morning with occasional waist high sets. The swell builds in the afternoon with sets up to stomach high.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with ESE winds 15-20mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting N less than 5mph.
Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.
Conditions: Clean with ESE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting E 10-15mph in the afternoon.
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