Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
330 AM HST THU MAR 30 2017

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330 AM HST THU MAR 30 2017

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 8 TO 12 FEET TODAY...
BECOMING 14 TO 18 FEET TONIGHT...AND RISING TO 20 TO 26 FEET
FRIDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 5 TO 8 FEET TODAY...BECOMING
8 TO 12 FEET TONIGHT...AND RISING TO 12 TO 18 FEET FRIDAY.

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

SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 4 FEET THROUGH
FRIDAY...WITH OCCASIONAL HIGHER SETS FRIDAY IN AREAS INFLUENCED
BY THE INCOMING LARGE WEST-NORTHWEST SWELL.

OUTLOOK THROUGH THURSDAY APRIL 06:
WARNING- AND/OR ADVISORY-LEVEL SURF IS LIKELY ALONG NORTH- AND
WEST-FACING SHORES BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT AND PERSISTING THROUGH
AS LATE AS SATURDAY DUE TO A LARGE WEST-NORTHWEST SWELL. THIS
SWELL WILL SLOWLY EASE THROUGH THE LATTER HALF OF THE WEEKEND.
SMALL AND CHOPPY SURF WILL CONTINUE ALONG EAST-FACING SHORES DUE
TO MODERATE TO FRESH ONSHORE WINDS...THEN BUILD OVER THE WEEKEND
AS THE TRADES STRENGTHEN LOCALLY AND UPSTREAM OF THE ISLANDS. A
SMALL SOUTH SWELL WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. A MODERATE WEST-
NORTHWEST SWELL IS POSSIBLE BY THE MIDDLE OF 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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