Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
405 AM HST THU DEC 8 2016

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405 AM HST THU DEC 8 2016

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 5 TO 8 FEET IN THE
MORNING...DECREASING TO 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN TO 3
TO 5 FEET FRIDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 6 FEET IN THE
MORNING...DECREASING TO 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN TO 1
TO 3 FEET FRIDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 6 FEET
TODAY...DECREASING TO 2 TO 4 FEET FRIDAY.

SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 3 FEET THROUGH FRIDAY.

OUTLOOK THROUGH THURSDAY DECEMBER 15:
SURF WILL REMAIN WELL BELOW ADVISORY LEVELS ALONG ALL SHORES
THROUGH THE PERIOD. THE CURRENT NORTHWEST AND NORTH SWELLS WILL
STEADILY TREND DOWN INTO THE WEEKEND. A NEW LONG-PERIOD WEST-
NORTHWEST SWELL IS EXPECTED TO FILL IN MONDAY AND HOLD THROUGH
TUESDAY BEFORE EASING THROUGH MID WEEK. A SMALL TO MODERATE
NORTH-NORTHEAST SWELL WILL BE POSSIBLE BY MID-WEEK.

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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