Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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SURF ZONE FORECAST...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
428 AM HST SUN FEB 19 2017

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428 AM HST SUN FEB 19 2017

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

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 6 TO 10 FEET THIS
MORNING...RISING TO 15 TO 20 FEET THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
TONIGHT...THEN LOWERING TO 12 TO 16 FEET MONDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 6 FEET THIS
MORNING...RISING TO 6 TO 11 FEET THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 4 FEET THIS
MORNING...RISING TO 4 TO 7 FEET THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY.

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

OUTLOOK THROUGH SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26:
THE NORTH-NORTHWEST SWELL EXPECTED TODAY THROUGH MONDAY 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 COULD 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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GIBBS


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