Surf Forecast
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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
351 AM HST TUE DEC 6 2016

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351 AM HST TUE DEC 6 2016

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 6 TO 10 FEET THIS
MORNING...DECREASING TO 4 TO 7 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN RISING
TO 7 TO 10 FEET LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 6 FEET THIS
MORNING...DECREASING TO 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN
RISING TO 4 TO 7 FEET LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET
TODAY...DECREASING TO 2 TO 4 FEET WEDNESDAY.

SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 4 FEET WITH LOCALLY
HIGHER SETS TODAY...DECREASING TO 2 TO 3 FEET WEDNESDAY.

OUTLOOK THROUGH TUESDAY DECEMBER 13:
A NEW WEST-NORTHWEST SWELL WILL FILL IN LATER TONIGHT...PEAK
WEDNESDAY...THEN TREND DOWN THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK. THE
CURRENT NORTH SWELL WILL GRADUALLY EASE THROUGH THE MID-WEEK
PERIOD. SURF ASSOCIATED WITH THESE NORTHERLY SOURCES WILL REMAIN
BELOW ADVISORY LEVELS EACH DAY ALONG NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES.
A LINGERING EASTERLY SWELL ASSOCIATED WITH THE PERSISTENT STRONG
TRADE WINDS UPSTREAM OF THE ISLANDS LAST WEEK WILL STEADILY TREND
DOWN THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK. THE OUT OF SEASON SOUTHWEST
SWELL THAT FILLED IN OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS WILL HOLD TODAY
BELOW ADVISORY LEVELS...THEN FADE THROUGH THE REST OF THE 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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GIBBS



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