Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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SURF ZONE FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
911 AM HST MON JAN 16 2017

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911 AM HST MON JAN 16 2017

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 5 TO 8 FEET TODAY AND 4 TO
7 FEET TONIGHT AND TUESDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 4 TO 6 FEET TODAY AND 3 TO
5 FEET TONIGHT TUESDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 3 FEET THROUGH
TUESDAY.

SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 3 FEET TODAY AND 2
FEET OR LESS TUESDAY.

OUTLOOK THROUGH MONDAY JANUARY 23:
ANOTHER LARGE WEST-NORTHWEST SWELL IS EXPECTED TO BUILD LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...BRINGING WARNING LEVEL SURF TO
NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES ON WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
THIS SWELL WILL GRADUALLY DECLINE THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. A
FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE DOWN THE ISLAND CHAIN DURING THE
WEEKEND...LIKELY BRINGING STRONG NORTHEASTERLY WINDS AND LARGE...
SHORT-PERIOD SEAS FROM THE NORTHEAST THAT COULD PRODUCE ROUGH...
ADVISORY LEVEL SURF ALONG EAST 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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