Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
348 AM HST TUE JAN 17 2017

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348 AM HST TUE JAN 17 2017

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 6 TO 9 FEET TODAY.
SURF WILL THEN INCREASE TO 25 TO 32 FEET ON WEDNESDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 6 FEET TODAY.
SURF WILL THEN INCREASE TO 16 TO 22 FEET ON WEDNESDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 3 FEET TODAY
AND 2 TO 4 FEET WEDNESDAY.

SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 FEET OR LESS TODAY
AND 1 TO 3 FEET WEDNESDAY.

OUTLOOK THROUGH TUESDAY JANUARY 24:
ANOTHER LARGE WEST-NORTHWEST SWELL WILL SPREAD DOWN THE ISLAND
CHAIN LATE TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...BRINGING WARNING LEVEL SURF TO
NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES ON WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
THIS SWELL WILL GRADUALLY DECLINE THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.
A FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE DOWN THE ISLAND CHAIN DURING THE
WEEKEND...LIKELY BRINGING STRONG NORTHEASTERLY WINDS AND LARGE
...SHORT- PERIOD SEAS FROM THE NORTHEAST THAT WOULD PRODUCE
ROUGH...ADVISORY LEVEL SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES.

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...IN THE ZONE OF MAXIMUM
REFRACTION. 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.

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