Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
314 PM HST MON JAN 16 2017

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314 PM HST MON JAN 16 2017

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 5 TO 8 FEET THROUGH TUESDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET THROUGH 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 THROUGH TONIGHT
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 WOULD 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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