Surf Forecast
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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
335 AM HST MON JAN 23 2017

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335 AM HST MON JAN 23 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES...

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET TODAY
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 FEET TUESDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 3 FEET TODAY
INCREASING TO 10 TO 14 FEET TUESDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 6 TO 9 FEET TODAY
DECREASING TO 4 TO 6 FEET TUESDAY.

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

OUTLOOK THROUGH MONDAY JANUARY 30:
CHOPPY TRADE SWELL WILL DECLINE TODAY AND TUESDAY...WITH SURF
HEIGHTS DROPPING BELOW HIGH SURF ADVISORY LEVEL ON EAST FACING
SHORES TONIGHT. A NEW LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL ARRIVING LATE TONIGHT
WILL BUILD WELL ABOVE THE HIGH SURF ADVISORY THRESHOLD ON
TUESDAY...PEAK TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY...THEN SUBSIDE ON
THURSDAY. ANOTHER LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE
FRIDAY AND BUILD INTO NEXT WEEKEND.

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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