August 10, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Friday August 17: A new long-period south swell is expected to begin filling in today, peak later Saturday and gradually lower Sunday. A mix of small long- period east swells and trade wind energy will keep the surf up along east facing shores through the weekend. The small north swell will gradually lower into the weekend. Although confidence is low, a small long-period northwest swell will be possible by Wednesday of next week.
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: Knee to thigh high N medium period swell for the morning with occasional waist high sets. This builds in the afternoon with sets up to stomach high.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with E winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 15-20mph in the afternoon.
Surf: Thigh to waist high SSW medium period swell for the morning going more S and building into the chest to shoulder range in the afternoon.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with NW winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting W 5-10mph.
Surf: Thigh to waist high N medium period swell.
Conditions: Clean with E winds 5-10mph in the morning shifting ENE 15-20mph in the afternoon.
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