April 02, 2018 Surf ForecastApril 2, 2018, 12:00 AM HST · Updated April 2, 12:00 AM 0 Comments
Outlook through Sunday April 08: The current northwest swell will lower into the beginning of the week. A small to moderate reinforcing west-northwest swell will be possible by midweek. Choppy, short period, surf will be possible Tuesday through midweek along south facing shores due to increasing southerly winds. Elsewhere along south facing shores, small long period background swells will continue. Another moderate, near advisory level northwest swell is expected to build Friday and peak Saturday. Trade winds should return by next weekend.
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: Knee to waist high NW medium period swell with occasional stomach high sets.
Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with SSW winds 5-10mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.
Surf: Ankle to knee high S ground swell.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with SSE winds 10-15mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 15-20mph.
Surf: Ankle to knee high NW medium period swell.
Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with SSW winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SW 10-15mph.
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