September 11, 2018 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Tuesday September 18: Swell from Tropical Storm Olivia will gradually increase through today and is expected to significantly increase this evening into Wednesday as Olivia nears the state. Surf is expected to rise into solid advisory levels through Wednesday and possibly to warning levels tonight into Wednesday along east facing shores. A small northwest swell is expected to fill in late Wednesday and peak Thursday. A small south swell is expected 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: Waist high ENE ground swell for the morning with occasional chest sets. This builds to chest to shoulder high for the afternoon.
Conditions: Sideshore texture/chop with ENE winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting NE for the afternoon.
Surf: Knee high ground swell with occasional waist sets. The swell will be coming from the SW in the morning and shift to the S during the day.
Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with N winds 5-10mph. Choppy conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 20-25mph.
Surf: Knee to thigh high N wind swell.
Conditions: Clean with NE winds 10-15mph.
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