January 22, 2019 Surf Forecast
Outlook through Tuesday January 29: Surf will be on the rise along north and west facing shores through tonight, peaking Wednesday, at just below warning levels. A follow- up boost with a similar size as the first, will come between Thursday night and Friday before filling. The east facing shores will also see a slight rise in the surf through Wednesday from a trade wind swell generated upwind of the islands, while a small background south swell, combined with the east swell, will maintain higher than usual surf heights for this time of the year along south facing shores for the next couple of days.
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: Stomach to shoulder high NW long period swell.
Conditions: Semi clean/textured in the morning with ESE winds 10-15mph. Semi clean/sideshore texture and current conditions for the afternoon as the winds increase to 15-20mph.
Surf: Ankle to knee high WNW long period swell in the morning builds for the afternoon with occasional sets up to thigh high.
Conditions: Clean in the morning with NNE winds less than 5mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting to the W.
Surf: Knee high NNW long period swell in the morning builds in the afternoon with occasional sets up to waist high.
Conditions: Clean with ESE winds 5-10mph in the morning increasing to 10-15mph in the afternoon.
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