Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
400 PM HST THU DEC 18 2014

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400 PM HST THU DEC 18 2014

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

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL INCREASE TO 12 TO 16 FEET
TONIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY...AND THEN SLOWLY DIMINISH FRIDAY AFTERNOON
AND EVENING.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL INCREASE TO 8 TO 12 FEET TONIGHT
AND EARLY FRIDAY...AND THEN SLOWLY DIMINISH FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 6 FEET THROUGH FRIDAY.

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

OUTLOOK THROUGH WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 24:
A BUILDING NORTHWEST SWELL WILL PRODUCE ADVISORY LEVEL SURF ALONG
NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES THROUGH FRIDAY. A MUCH LARGER
NORTHWEST SWELL ARRIVING EARLY SUNDAY IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE
WARNING LEVEL SURF SUNDAY AND MONDAY ALONG NORTH AND WEST FACING
SHORES. SURF ALONG NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES WILL GRADUALLY
DIMINISH...BUT REMAIN ELEVATED...ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

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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BIRCHARD





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