Surf Forecast
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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
341 PM HST TUE DEC 6 2016

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341 PM HST TUE DEC 6 2016

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 4 TO 7 FEET THIS
EVENING...THEN RISING TO 7 TO 10 FEET LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 4 FEET THIS
EVENING...THEN RISING TO 4 TO 7 FEET LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET
TONIGHT...DECREASING TO 2 TO 4 FEET WEDNESDAY.

SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 4 FEET TONIGHT WITH
LOCALLY HIGHER SETS...DECREASING TO 2 TO 3 FEET WEDNESDAY.

OUTLOOK THROUGH TUESDAY DECEMBER 13:
A NEW WEST-NORTHWEST SWELL WILL FILL IN LATER TONIGHT...PEAK
WEDNESDAY...THEN TREND DOWN THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK. THE
CURRENT NORTH SWELL WILL GRADUALLY EASE THROUGH THE MIDWEEK. SURF
ASSOCIATED WITH THESE NORTHERLY SOURCES WILL REMAIN BELOW ADVISORY
LEVELS EACH DAY ALONG NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES. A LINGERING
EASTERLY SWELL ASSOCIATED WITH THE PERSISTENT STRONG TRADE WINDS
UPSTREAM OF THE ISLANDS LAST WEEK WILL STEADILY TREND DOWN THROUGH
THE REST OF THE WEEK. THE OUT OF SEASON SOUTHWEST SWELL THAT
FILLED IN OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS WILL HOLD BELOW ADVISORY
LEVELS...THEN FADE THROUGH THE REST OF THE 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...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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