Surf Forecast
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SRFHFO

SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
354 AM HST SUN MAY 1 2016

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354 AM HST SUN MAY 1 2016

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 5 TO 8 FEET
TODAY...LOWERING TO 3 TO 5 FEET MONDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET
TODAY...LOWERING TO 2 TO 4 FEET MONDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET THROUGH MONDAY.

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

OUTLOOK THROUGH SUNDAY MAY 08:
A SERIES OF SMALL NORTHWEST SWELLS WILL BE EXPECTED THROUGH THE
WEEK. THE FIRST OF THE SERIES WILL CONTINUE TO FILL IN THIS
MORNING AND PEAK THROUGH THE DAY. A LONG-PERIOD WEST-NORTHWEST
SOURCE WILL ARRIVE THROUGH THE MID-WEEK PERIOD AND LINGER THROUGH
FRIDAY BEFORE BEING REINFORCED WITH ANOTHER NORTHWEST SWELL OVER
THE WEEKEND. EACH SWELL WILL BE SIMILAR IN SIZE AND WILL REMAIN WELL
BELOW ADVISORY LEVEL. TRADE WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO GENERATE ROUGH
AND CHOPPY SURF CONDITIONS ALONG EAST FACING SHORES THROUGH MID
WEEK. A SMALL SOUTH SWELL EXPECTED TODAY WILL LIKELY LINGER
THROUGH TUESDAY. A SLIGHTLY LARGER SOUTHERLY SWELL WILL REMAIN
POSSIBLE NEXT WEEKEND.

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.

$$

GIBBS



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