January 10, 2019 Surf ForecastJanuary 10, 2019, 5:00 AM HST · Updated January 10, 5:00 AM 0 Comments
Outlook through Thursday January 17: The current long period north-northeast swell will decline through Friday, but will remain large enough to sustain High Surf Advisory conditions along north and east facing shores today. Otherwise, small to moderate northwest swells will persist through Friday. A large northwest swell will arriving late Friday night may increase surf to warning levels along north and west facing shores this weekend. This northwest swell will remain elevated into early next week, so advisory level surf may persist next Monday and Tuesday.
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: Head high NNE ground swell with occasional 1-2′ overhead high sets.
Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with ESE winds 5-10mph. Sideshore texture/chop conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting E 10-15mph.
Surf: Knee high SSW long period swell with occasional thigh high sets.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with ENE winds less than 5mph. Glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the NW.
Surf: Shoulder to head high NNE ground swell with occasional 1-2′ overhead high sets.
Conditions: Clean with SE winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting ENE 5-10mph in the afternoon.
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