Surf Forecast
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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
343 PM HST SAT JAN 21 2017

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343 PM HST SAT JAN 21 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES...

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 8 TO 12 FEET TONIGHT...
LOWERING TO 8 TO 10 FEET SUNDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 6 FEET TONIGHT...
LOWERING TO 2 TO 4 FEET SUNDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 8 TO 12 FEET THROUGH SUNDAY.

SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 3 FEET TONIGHT...RISING
TO 2 TO 3 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL HIGHER SETS ON SUNDAY.

OUTLOOK THROUGH SATURDAY JANUARY 28:
STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS COMBINED WITH A SHORT PERIOD NORTH SWELL
WILL PRODUCE LARGE...CHOPPY SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES THROUGH
MONDAY. SURF WILL REMAIN GENERALLY SMALL ALONG SOUTH FACING
SHORES...BUT A SMALL BUMP IS POSSIBLE FOR SUNDAY. A NEW LARGE
NORTHWEST SWELL ARRIVING LATE MONDAY NIGHT WILL BUILD WELL ABOVE THE
HIGH SURF ADVISORY THRESHOLD BY TUESDAY...PEAK ON WEDNESDAY...THEN
SUBSIDE ON THURSDAY. ANOTHER LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL IS EXPECTED TO
BUILD NEXT WEEKEND.

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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DONALDSON



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