August 15, 2018 Surf ForecastAugust 15, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated August 15, 5:00 AM 0 Comments
Outlook through Wednesday August 22: Overall, small surf is expected along all shores through the weekend. A small south-southeast swell is expected to fill in Thursday, peak Friday and hold through Saturday at heights below the summer average. Models are suggesting a broad area of low pressure developing near the Aleutian Islands this weekend. This may bring a small to moderate north to north-northwest swell around Monday night or Tuesday of next week. Otherwise, no significant swells are expected.
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: Ankle to knee high ENE medium period swell.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with E winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.
Surf: Knee high S medium period swell with occasional thigh high sets.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with NE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the W.
Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.
Conditions: Clean with ENE winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.
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