September 30, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Sunday October 07: A long-period northwest swell arriving Monday night is expected to cause surf to approach the High Surf Advisory criteria along north facing shores Tuesday. This swell will gradually diminish Wednesday. A south-southwest swell filling in Tuesday is expected to produce moderate surf along south facing shores Wednesday. A small long- period east swell generated by distant Hurricane Rosa may produce a slight bump in surf heights along east facing shores starting Tuesday. Later in the week, swells from Walaka, which is forecast to intensify to a hurricane by tonight, and distant Typhoon Trami may produce significant southwest and west swells that may affect south and west facing shores starting Thursday.
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: Waist to chest high NNW medium period swell with occasional shoulder high sets.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with E winds 15-20mph in the morning increasing to 20-25mph in the afternoon.
Surf: Knee high SW ground swell for the morning with occasional thigh sets. This builds a bit during the afternoon.
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: Waist high NNW medium period swell with occasional chest high sets.
Conditions: Clean with E winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.
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