June 15, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Thursday June 21: A current small south swell will give way to a larger swell arriving Friday evening and lingering into the weekend with surf heights nearing advisory levels Friday evening into Saturday. A pair of moderate WNW swells will build tonight and Friday, and then linger through the weekend. Due to the swell’s westerly component, Kauai will block much of this swell and Oahu will experience smaller surf than otherwise expected. Surf will diminish along east facing shores as the trade winds weaken.
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 high NW ground swell for the morning with occasional waist high sets. The swell builds in the afternoon with sets up to stomach high.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with E winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.
Surf: Stomach to shoulder high S ground swell.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the WNW.
Surf: Ankle to knee high SSW ground swell.
Conditions: Clean with E winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**