Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
334 AM HST THU MAR 23 2017

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334 AM HST THU MAR 23 2017

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 5 TO 7 FEET THROUGH FRIDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET THROUGH FRIDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 3 FT THROUGH FRIDAY.

SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 3 FEET THROUGH FRIDAY.

OUTLOOK THROUGH THURSDAY MARCH 30:
THE CURRENT WEST NORTHWEST SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO SUBSIDE THROUGH
THE WEEK. SMALL AND CHOPPY SURF WILL CONTINUE ALONG EAST FACING
SHORES THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK DUE TO MODERATE TRADE WINDS. A
LARGE WEST NORTHWEST SWELL IS FORECAST TO ARRIVE SATURDAY...PEAK
SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY...THEN SLOWLY EASE EARLY NEXT WEEK. SURF
FROM THIS SWELL WILL BE WELL ABOVE THE HIGH SURF ADVISORY LEVEL AND
MAY REQUIRE A HIGH SURF WARNING.

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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