Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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SURF ZONE FORECAST...UPDATE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
615 AM HST FRI APR 29 2016

UPDATED TO INCREASE SURF FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES TODAY.

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615 AM HST FRI APR 29 2016

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET TODAY AND
4 TO 6 FEET SATURDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 3 FEET TODAY AND
3 TO 5 FEET SATURDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 6 FEET THROUGH SATURDAY.

SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 4 FEET THROUGH SATURDAY.

OUTLOOK THROUGH FRIDAY MAY 06:
A NORTHWEST SWELL IS SLATED TO ARRIVE THIS MORNING. IT WILL PEAK
TONIGHT FOLLOW BY A GRADUAL DECLINE SATURDAY. ANOTHER NORTHWEST SWELL
OF EQUAL SIZE IS DUE IN SATURDAY NIGHT. IT WILL START DIMINISHING
SUNDAY NIGHT. WEDNESDAY OF NEXT WEEK MAY HAVE ANOTHER NORTHWEST
SWELL OF SIMILAR SIZE BUT WITH A LONGER PERIOD. SURF WILL REMAIN SMALL
ALONG SOUTH FACING BEACHES DURING THE PERIOD EXCEPT FOR A SMALL BUMP
BETWEEN TODAY AND MONDAY...AND ON THURSDAY OF NEXT WEEK. A SMALL
SWELL FROM THE NORTH IS EXPECTED MONDAY OF 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...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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