Surf Forecast
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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
342 AM HST THU MAY 5 2016

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342 AM HST THU MAY 5 2016

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 4 TO 6 FEET THROUGH FRIDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 4 FEET THROUGH FRIDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET TODAY...LOWERING
TO 2 TO 4 FEET FRIDAY.

SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 4 FEET TODAY...RISING
TO 3 TO 5 FEET FRIDAY.

OUTLOOK THROUGH THURSDAY MAY 12:
THE CURRENT NORTHWEST SWELL WILL GRADUALLY DECLINE THROUGH THE
WEEK. MODERATE NORTHERLY WINDS COMBINED WITH BUILDING SURF WILL
LEAD TO ROUGH CONDITIONS ALONG NORTH FACING BEACHES LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT THROUGH MUCH OF SATURDAY. EASTERLY TRADE SWELL WILL
DIMINISH LATE IN THE WEEK...BUT START TO FILL BACK IN EARLY NEXT
WEEK FROM A MORE NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION. A LONG PERIOD SOUTH
SWELL WILL GRADUALLY BUILD STARTING FRIDAY...PEAK SATURDAY NIGHT
NEAR ADVISORY LEVELS...THEN GRADUALLY DIMINISH THROUGH EARLY NEXT
WEEK.

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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GIBBS



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