Surf Forecast
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FZHW52 PHFO 201333
SRFHFO

SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
333 AM HST MON FEB 20 2017

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333 AM HST MON FEB 20 2017

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

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 14 TO 18 FEET TODAY...
LOWERING TO 8 TO 12 FEET TONIGHT...AND TO 5 TO 7 FEET ON TUESDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 6 TO 11 FEET TODAY...
LOWERING TO 3 TO 5 FEET ON 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 CONTINUE TO PRODUCE
ADVISORY-LEVEL SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES TODAY...THEN EASE
TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. A NEW LONG-PERIOD WEST-NORTHWEST SWELL IS
EXPECTED TO FILL IN WEDNESDAY AND HOLD THROUGH THURSDAY BEFORE
EASING. THIS SWELL WILL PRODUCE NEAR ADVISORY-LEVEL SURF ALONG
EXPOSED NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES. ANOTHER LONG-PERIOD WEST-
NORTHWEST SWELL IS EXPECTED FROM FRIDAY INTO THE UPCOMING WEEKEND.
THIS SWELL IS MORE LIKELY TO PRODUCE ADVISORY-LEVEL SURF ALONG
NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES. SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL
GRADUALLY RISE THROUGH MIDWEEK DUE TO THE 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.

$$

JACOBSON



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