December 10, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Monday December 17: A long-period northwest swell arriving Tuesday will peak Wednesday, bringing surf along north and west facing shores close to advisory levels. This swell will slowly fade through the end of the work week, keeping surf elevated along north and west facing shores. A new and larger north-northwest swell will likely bring advisory and possibly warning level surf to north and west facing shores late next weekend. Rough and choppy surf will persist along east facing shores for most of the week, gradually diminishing over the weekend.
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: 1-3′ overhead high N ground swell for the morning with occasional well overhead high sets. This drops in the afternoon with occasional slightly overhead high sets.
Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with E winds 20-25mph.
Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with NNW winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.
Surf: Chest to head high NNW ground swell for the morning with occasional slightly overhead high sets. This drops in the afternoon with occasional shoulder high sets.
Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph in the morning increasing to 20-25mph in the afternoon.
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