Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
418 AM HST SAT AUG 27 2016

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418 AM HST SAT AUG 27 2016

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 3 FEET THROUGH
SUNDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 3 FEET THROUGH SUNDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 4 FEET THROUGH SUNDAY.

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

OUTLOOK THROUGH SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 03:
EASTERLY TRADE WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE SHORT PERIOD CHOPPY
SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES THROUGH TUESDAY. ALTHOUGH CONFIDENCE
AT THIS TIME REMAINS LOW WITH REGARD TO EXACT TRACK OF TROPICAL
STORM MADELINE...RISING SURF WILL BECOME LIKELY ALONG EAST FACING
SHORES BEGINNING AS EARLY AS WEDNESDAY AS MADELINE APPROACHES.
THIS EASTERLY SOURCE WILL BECOME REINFORCED BY ANOTHER LONG-PERIOD
EASTERLY SWELL ASSOCIATED WITH DISTANT HURRICANE LESTER BY FRIDAY
AND SATURDAY. ADVISORY-LEVEL SURF...IF NOT WARNING LEVEL...WILL
BECOME A POSSIBILITY WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. THERE WILL BE A
SERIES OF SMALL SOUTH SWELLS THROUGHOUT THE FORECAST
PERIOD...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO GENERATE SMALL SURF ALONG SOUTH
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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GIBBS



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