Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
400 PM HST FRI DEC 19 2014

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400 PM HST FRI DEC 19 2014

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 10 TO 12 FEET THROUGH THE
EVENING...DROPPING TO 6 TO 10 FEET TONIGHT...AND LOWERING TO 4 TO
7 FEET SATURDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 6 TO 8 FEET THROUGH THE
EVENING...DROPPING TO 4 TO 6 FEET TONIGHT...AND LOWERING TO 2 TO 4
FEET SATURDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET THROUGH TONIGHT...
LOWERING TO 2 TO 4 FEET SATURDAY.

SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 3 FEET TONIGHT...RISING
TO 2 TO 4 FEET SATURDAY.

OUTLOOK THROUGH THURSDAY DECEMBER 25:
A LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL ARRIVING EARLY SUNDAY WILL PRODUCE WARNING
LEVEL SURF SUNDAY AND MONDAY ALONG NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES. THE
SURF WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY AS FRESH TO
STRONG NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS LIKELY DEVELOP. IN ADDITION...A
SMALL BOOST IN SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES IS POSSIBLE OVER THE
NEXT FEW DAYS.

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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