Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Honolulu, HI

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SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
400 AM HST WED AUG 27 2014

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400 AM HST WED AUG 27 2014

SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET TODAY...
INCREASING TO 5 TO 8 FEET THURSDAY.

SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 6 FEET TODAY...INCREASING
TO 6 TO 9 FEET THURSDAY.

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 3 FEET TODAY...INCREASING
TO 3 TO 5 FEET THURSDAY.

SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 3 FEET THROUGH THURSDAY.

OUTLOOK THROUGH TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 2:
TWO INCREASING SWELLS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEK.
AN ABOVE-AVERAGE SOUTH SWELL WILL ARRIVE LATE TODAY...WITH SURF
REACHING ADVISORY LEVELS ALONG SOUTH-FACING SHORES THURSDAY INTO
FRIDAY. THE SECOND SWELL WILL ARRIVE FROM THE EAST WITH AN
ABNORMALLY LONG PERIOD...ALSO BY LATE WEDNESDAY. THIS EAST SWELL IS
BEING GENERATED BY HURRICANE MARIE OVER EAST PACIFIC WATERS AND IS
EXPECTED TO BRING SURF HEIGHTS TO ADVISORY LEVELS ON EAST-FACING
SHORES ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. BOTH SWELLS WILL DROP SLOWLY OVER THE
WEEKEND.

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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