Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
313 AM HST Wed Nov 22 2017

HIZ005>011-230215-
Oahu-
313 AM HST Wed Nov 22 2017

...HIGH SURF WARNING FOR NORTH AND EAST FACING SHORES...

Surf along north facing shores will be 10 to 14 feet this morning.
Surf will rise rapidly to 20 to 30 feet during the afternoon and
early evening, then remain 20 to 30 feet through Thanksgiving Day.

Surf along west facing shores will be 2 to 4 feet this morning,
rising to 3 to 5 feet this afternoon through Thanksgiving Day.

Surf along east facing shores will be 5 to 8 feet this morning.
Surf will rise to 10 to 15 feet during the afternoon and early
evening, then remain 10 to 15 feet through Thanksgiving Day.

Surf along south facing shores will be 1 to 3 feet through
Thanksgiving Day.

Outlook through Wednesday November 29:
A large north swell is expected to build rapidly during the afternoon
and evening, peak late tonight into Thanksgiving Day, then decline
Thursday night and Friday. A High Surf Warning has been issued for
north and east facing shores through Thursday night. Trade winds will
also become strong across the island chain beginning this afternoon
and evening, and continuing through the weekend, resulting in rough
conditions along east facing shores. A series of small but long period
south swells will prevent surf from going flat along the south facing
shores through the weekend. Another large north swell may arrive
Sunday and continue into early next week.

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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