Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
359 AM HST SUN FEB 14 2016

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359 AM HST SUN FEB 14 2016

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES
STARTING AT 9 AM HST TODAY...

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 4 TO 8 FEET EARLY THIS
MORNING...RISING TO 10 TO 15 FEET BY MIDDAY...AND 14 TO 18 FEET
THIS AFTERNOON. SURF WILL REMAIN NEAR THESE HEIGHTS TONIGHT...AND
SLOWLY DIMINISH TO HEIGHTS OF 12 TO 16 FEET ON MONDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 4 FEET THIS MORNING...
RISING TO 8 TO 12 FEET BY MIDDAY...AND REMAINING NEAR THESE
HEIGHTS THROUGH MONDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET THROUGH
TONIGHT...RISING TO 4 TO 6 FEET MONDAY.

SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 FEET OR LESS THROUGH
MONDAY.

OUTLOOK THROUGH SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21:
A NEW WEST-NORTHWEST WILL PEAK TONIGHT...THEN SLOWLY LOWER
THROUGH THURSDAY. A MODERATE NORTHWEST SWELL IS POSSIBLE ON
FRIDAY. STRONG TRADE WINDS WILL PRODUCE ROUGH SURF ALONG EAST
FACING SHORES EARLY NEXT WEEK...LIKELY REQUIRING A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY BY MONDAY NIGHT BEFORE DIMINISHING SLOWLY WEDNESDAY AND
THURSDAY.

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.

$$

BIRCHARD



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