Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
341 PM HST Mon Nov 20 2017

341 PM HST Mon Nov 20 2017


Surf along north facing shores will be 12 to 18 feet tonight. Surf
will become 10 to 15 feet Tuesday morning, lowering to 8 to 12 feet
Tuesday afternoon.

Surf along west facing shores will be 3 to 5 feet tonight, lowering to
2 to 4 feet Tuesday.

Surf along east facing shores will be 4 to 6 feet tonight with
locally higher sets along shores exposed to the north swell. Surf will
be 3 to 5 feet Tuesday.

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

Outlook through Monday November 27:
The current north swell will diminish Tuesday. Another large north
swell is expected to reach our northern shores Wednesday, peak
Thursday, then slowly decline Friday and into the weekend. A High
Surf Warning is likely with this swell for all islands with a northern
exposure. Another large north swell is forecast to arrive Sunday.
Locally generated swell from the strong gusty trade winds during the
second half of the work week may warrant a high surf advisory for the
east facing shores as well. Waters will turn dangerously very rough
and choppy along with the elevated surf. A series of small but long
period swells will keep surf from going flat along the south facing
shores this 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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