Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
331 AM HST FRI FEB 5 2016

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331 AM HST FRI FEB 5 2016

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 6 TO 10 FEET TODAY...
LOWERING TO 3 TO 6 FEET SATURDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 6 FEET TODAY...LOWERING
TO 1 TO 3 FEET SATURDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 4 FEET TODAY...LOWERING
TO 1 TO 3 FEET SATURDAY.

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

OUTLOOK THROUGH FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12:
THE CURRENT NORTHWEST SWELL WILL GENERALLY DECLINE THROUGH
SATURDAY...THOUGH A SMALL NORTHWEST PULSE IS EXPECTED TODAY.
INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CREATE A SHORT-PERIOD NORTHWEST
SWELL THAT WILL MIX WITH A LONGER-PERIOD NORTHWEST SWELL SUNDAY
AND MONDAY. THIS WILL RESULT IN ROUGH AND CHOPPY SURF FROM LATE
SATURDAY INTO MONDAY ALONG NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES...WITH
PEAK SURF HEIGHTS NEAR WARNING LEVELS. A NEW NORTHWEST SWELL
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MAY AGAIN RESULT IN WARNING LEVEL SURF
ALONG NORTH AND WEST 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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