August 17, 2018 Surf ForecastAugust 17, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated August 17, 5:00 AM 0 Comments
Outlook through Friday August 24: Overall, small surf is expected along all shores through the weekend. A broad area of low pressure is expected to develop near the Aleutian Islands this weekend, and will likely bring a small north-northwest swell starting Monday night or Tuesday of next week. We will continue to monitor the development of Hurricane Lane for any surf potential 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: Ankle to knee high NW medium period swell for the morning going more NNE during the day.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with E winds 15-20mph.
Surf: Waist high SW ground swell for the morning with occasional stomach high sets. This drops in the afternoon with occasional thigh high sets.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with N winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the WNW.
Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.
Conditions: Clean with E winds 10-15mph.
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