Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
000
FZHW52 PHFO 211338
SRFHFO

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
338 AM HST Wed Feb 21 2018

HIZ005>011-220245-
Oahu-
338 AM HST Wed Feb 21 2018

Surf along north facing shores will be rising to 9 to 12 feet this
morning, and continuing through the afternoon. Surf will be 7 to 10
feet on Thursday.

Surf along west facing shores will be rising to 5 to 8 feet this
morning, and continuing through the afternoon. Surf will be 4 to 7
feet on Thursday.

Surf along east facing shores will be 3 to 4 feet today, rising to 4
to 6 feet Thursday.

Surf along south facing shores will be 3 feet or less through
Thursday.

Outlook through Wednesday February 28:
The north and west facing shores will be graced with a moderate bump
from the NW today. The surf will peak late this morning, followed by a
subsiding process. This process will be slowed by the arrival of
reinforcing NW swell of a slightly smaller size Thursday night. The
swell will gradually fade through the weekend, with no other
significant swells from the NW expected for the rest of the forecast
period. An elevated trade wind swell is expected to arrive Thursday,
bringing another round of high surf to the east facing shores of the
island. This swell will last through the weekend. Waters will turn
choppy and rough as the trade wind strengthens through Thursday as
well.

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, at the locations of the largest
breakers. 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.

$$



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.