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North Swell Fading, Waist and Chest High Surf Expected

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By Meteorologist Malika Dudley

The current north swell (345-360°) is fading and mixing with a shorter-period northwest swell. We expect surf heights in the waist to chest high range.

Another north-northwest (320-360°) swell is on its heels expected to begin building through the day on Thursday.

A south-southwest (200-190°) swell is affecting shores open to the swell, offering knee to possibly chest high waves at our best exposed shores. This swell is expected to peak tomorrow and Thursday, then the south goes quite for a few days.

Gales well southeast of New Zealand could also bring larger surf by the middle of next week.


If ANA continues on its current forecast track the remnants of ANA are expected to merge with a storm to our north. If that happens we may see some swell generated from “ANA.”


Keep in mind, surf heights are measured on the face of the wave from trough to crest. Heights vary from beach to beach, and at the same beach, from break to break.

***Click here or Malika Dudley’s Full forecast and Daily Weather report.

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