Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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SURF ZONE FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1014 AM HST TUE JAN 17 2017

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1014 AM HST TUE JAN 17 2017

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 5 TO 7 FEET THROUGH
TONIGHT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 32 FEET ON WEDNESDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 6 FEET THROUGH
TONIGHT...INCREASING TO 16 TO 22 FEET ON WEDNESDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 3 FEET TODAY
AND 2 TO 4 FEET WEDNESDAY.

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

OUTLOOK THROUGH TUESDAY JANUARY 24:
ANOTHER LARGE WEST-NORTHWEST SWELL WILL SPREAD DOWN THE ISLAND CHAIN
LATE TONIGHT 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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