Surf Forecast
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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
323 PM HST MON FEB 20 2017

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323 PM HST MON FEB 20 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH FACING SHORES...

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 10 TO 15 FEET TONIGHT...
LOWERING TO 7 TO 10 FEET BY TUESDAY MORNING...AND DROPPING TO 4
TO 7 FEET BY MID DAY TUESDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 5 TO 8 FEET TONIGHT...
LOWERING TO 3 TO 5 FEET BY TUESDAY MORNING...AND DROPPING TO 2
TO 3 FEET BY MID DAY TUESDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 4 TO 7 FEET THROUGH
TUESDAY.

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

OUTLOOK THROUGH MONDAY FEBRUARY 27:
THE CURRENT NORTH-NORTHWEST SWELL WILL RAPIDLY DECLINE ON
TUESDAY. A PAIR OF LONG PERIOD NORTHWEST SWELL FROM DISTANT
SOURCES ARE DUE THIS WEEK. THE FIRST SWELL WILL BUILD ON WEDNESDAY
AND PEAK WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...LEADING TO SURF IN THE
DOUBLE OVERHEAD RANGE. THE NEXT SWELL WILL BUILD ON FRIDAY AND
PEAK ON FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...WITH SURF AROUND THE NORTH
SHORE ADVISORY LEVEL. THIS SWELL WILL GRADUALLY DECLINE ON SUNDAY
AND MONDAY. EAST SHORE SURF WILL REMAIN ELEVATED NEAR OR JUST
BELOW THE ADVISORY LEVEL THROUGH THURSDAY DUE TO A DECLINING
NORTH-NORTHWEST SWELL TONIGHT...THEN MAINLY FROM SHORT PERIOD
SEAS DRIVEN BY STRONG TRADE WINDS.

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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