October 10, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Wednesday October 17: The current northwest swell will gradually decline over the next couple of days, with a small reinforcement due Thursday and Friday. A larger short-period north-northwest swell is expected to fill in late Sunday into Monday as a low pressure system near the Aleutian tracks southeast on Friday. A new pulse of long- period south- southwest swell is starting to fill in along south facing shores today. This swell is expected to peak later today into tonight at advisory levels. Additional small to moderate southwest swells are expected through the week. Surf along east facing shores will continue to hold steady today due to a mid to long- period easterly swell from former Hurricane Sergio in the eastern Pacific. This swell will decline on Thursday and Friday.
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 high ground swell with occasional stomach sets. The swell will be coming from the NW in the morning and shift to the ENE during the day.
Conditions: Light sideshore texture in the morning with E winds 10-15mph. Sideshore/choppy conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 15-20mph.
Surf: Waist to stomach high SSW extra long period swell with occasional chest high sets.
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 NW.
Surf: Ankle to knee high NW ground swell.
Conditions: Clean with E winds 5-10mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.
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