October 02, 2018 Surf ForecastOctober 2, 2018, 5:00 AM HST · Updated October 2, 5:00 AM 0 Comments
Outlook through Tuesday October 09: The long-period northwest swell will build throughout the morning today and is expected to peak this afternoon. This swell will gradually diminish tonight through Thursday. A new south-southwest swell will be filling in today and is expected to produce moderate surf along south facing shores Wednesday. Starting Wednesday or Thursday, swells from major Hurricane Walaka will likely produce significant southwest and west swells that may affect south and west facing shores with advisory level surf starting Thursday, and potentially reaching warning level in some areas.
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 stomach high NNW medium period swell in the morning builds in the afternoon with occasional sets up to head high.
Conditions: Fairly clean in the early morning with ESE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions move in during the morning hours with the winds shifting E 10-15mph.
Surf: Waist to stomach high long period swell with occasional chest sets. The swell will be coming from the SSW in the morning and shift to the S during the day.
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: Knee to thigh high NNW medium period swell for the morning with occasional waist high sets. This builds in the afternoon with sets up to chest high.
Conditions: Clean with SE winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting E 5-10mph in the afternoon.
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