Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
400 AM HST SAT DEC 20 2014

HIZ005>011-210200-
OAHU-
400 AM HST SAT DEC 20 2014

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 4 TO 7 FEET TODAY...RISING TO
20 TO 28 FEET SUNDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 4 FEET TODAY...RISING TO
14 TO 20 FEET SUNDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 4 FEET TODAY...LOWERING
TO 1 TO 3 FEET SUNDAY.

SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 4 FEET TODAY...RISING TO
3 TO 5 FEET SUNDAY.

OUTLOOK THROUGH FRIDAY DECEMBER 26:
A LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL ARRIVING EARLY SUNDAY WILL PRODUCE WARNING
LEVEL SURF SUNDAY AND MONDAY ALONG NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES. THE
SURF WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY AS FRESH TO
STRONG NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS LIKELY DEVELOP. IN ADDITION...A
SMALL BOOST IN SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES IS POSSIBLE OVER THE
NEXT FEW 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...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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