Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
350 PM HST SUN FEB 19 2017

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350 PM HST SUN FEB 19 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH FACING SHORES...

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 15 TO 20 FEET TONIGHT...LOWERING
TO 12 TO 16 FEET MONDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 6 TO 11 FEET TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 4 TO 7 FEET TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY.

SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 FEET OR LESS THROUGH
MONDAY.

OUTLOOK THROUGH SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26:
THE CURRENT NORTH-NORTHWEST SWELL WILL STEADILY EASE TUESDAY
THROUGH THE MID-WEEK PERIOD. A NEW LONG-PERIOD WEST-NORTHWEST
SWELL IS EXPECTED TO FILL IN THROUGH THE DAY WEDNESDAY AND HOLD
THROUGH THURSDAY BEFORE EASING...WHICH WILL GENERATE NEAR
ADVISORY-LEVEL SURF ALONG EXPOSED NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES.
SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL GRADUALLY RISE TUESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AS THE WINDS SHIFT OUT OF THE EAST. ANOTHER LONG-PERIOD
WEST-NORTHWEST SWELL IS EXPECTED FRIDAY THROUGH THE UPCOMING
WEEKEND...WHICH WILL LIKELY GENERATE ADVISORY-LEVEL SURF ALONG
NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES.

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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