Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
340 PM HST FRI JAN 20 2017

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340 PM HST FRI JAN 20 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES THROUGH
EARLY SATURDAY MORNING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES STARTING NOON
SATURDAY...

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 10 TO 15 FEET TONIGHT...
LOWERING TO 8 TO 12 FEET SATURDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 8 TO 12 FEET TONIGHT...
LOWERING TO 4 TO 8 FEET SATURDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 4 FEET TONIGHT...RISING
TO 6 TO 10 FEET SATURDAY.

SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 3 FEET THROUGH
SATURDAY.

OUTLOOK THROUGH FRIDAY JANUARY 27:
THE CURRENT NORTHWEST SWELL WILL LOWER GRADUALLY OVER THE
WEEKEND. STRENGTHENING NORTHEAST WINDS BEHIND A COLD FRONT THIS
WEEKEND WILL PRODUCE LARGE...CHOPPY SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES
SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY. SURF WILL REMAIN GENERALLY SMALL ALONG
SOUTH FACING SHORES...BUT A SMALL BUMP IS POSSIBLE FOR SUNDAY. A
NEW LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL ARRIVING MONDAY MAY BUILD NEAR THE HIGH
SURF WARNING THRESHOLD BY 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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