Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
350 PM HST Thu Jul 20 2017

HIZ005>011-211500-
Oahu-
350 PM HST Thu Jul 20 2017

Surf along north facing shores will be 2 feet or less through
Friday.

Surf along west facing shores will be 2 feet or less through
Friday.

Surf along east facing shores will be 4 to 6 feet through Friday.

Surf along south facing shores will be 1 to 3 feet through Friday.

Outlook through Thursday July 27:
East swells produced by Tropical Cyclone Fernanda are forecast to
increase surf heights along east facing shores into early next week.
These swells combined with locally generated trade wind waves will
likely cause surf to reach the High Surf Advisory criteria along east
facing shores starting this weekend. Some of this east swell energy
may wrap around to north and south facing shores. Long term guidance
shows another long period east swell from a distant Tropical Cyclone
Greg reaching the islands Tuesday through Thursday next week. Otherwise,
only small surf is expected elsewhere.

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.

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