Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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FZHW52 PHFO 211402

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
402 AM HST Fri Jul 21 2017

402 AM HST Fri Jul 21 2017

Surf along north facing shores will be 2 feet or less through
tonight, and 1 to 3 feet Saturday.

Surf along west facing shores will be 2 feet or less through

Surf along east facing shores will be 5 to 7 feet with
occasional higher sets through Saturday.

Surf along south facing shores will be 1 to 3 feet through
tonight, and 2 to 4 feet Saturday.

Outlook through Friday July 28:
East swells produced by Tropical Cyclone Fernanda are forecast to
increase surf heights along east facing shores into early next week.
These swells combined with locally generated trade wind waves will
likely cause surf to reach the High Surf Advisory criteria along
east facing shores starting this weekend. Some of this east swell
energy may wrap around to north and south facing shores. Another
long-period east swell from distant Tropical Cyclone Greg may reach
the islands starting around the middle of next week. Otherwise, only
small surf is expected elsewhere.

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.


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