Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
316 PM HST WED FEB 10 2016

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316 PM HST WED FEB 10 2016

...HIGH SURF WARNING IN EFFECT FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING
SHORES...

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 35 TO 45 FEET TONIGHT...THEN
DECREASING TO 20 TO 30 FEET BY LATE THURSDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 20 TO 30 FEET TONIGHT...THEN
DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 FEET BY LATE THURSDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET THROUGH
THURSDAY...WITH HIGHER SETS IN AREAS EXPOSED TO THE NORTH-
NORTHWEST SWELL.

SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 FEET OR LESS THROUGH
THURSDAY.

OUTLOOK THROUGH WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17:
THE LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE AND DROP BELOW
ADVISORY LEVELS BY FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. A SMALLER NORTHWEST
SWELL IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE SURF WELL ABOVE ADVISORY LEVELS ON
SUNDAY AND INTO EARLY 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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