August 26, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Sunday September 02: The trade wind swell mixed in with the swell from Lane continues to diminish. It has subsided enough to where the High Surf Advisory for the east facing is canceled. Otherwise, no significant swells are expected during the forecast period. A series of small background swell from the south will keep the surf from being flat along the south facing shores. The largest of the south swell is due in over the upcoming weekend. A small northwest swell is expected to reach the north and west facing shores over the upcoming weekend as well.
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 NE short period wind swell.
Conditions: Sideshore/choppy with E winds 20-25mph.
Surf: Knee high SW ground swell for the morning with occasional thigh sets. This rotates more W and builds to stomach to shoulder high in the afternoon.
Conditions: Glassy in the morning with NW winds less than 5mph. This becomes Semi glassy/semi bumpy for the afternoon.
Surf: Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.
Conditions: Clean with E winds 15-20mph.
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