Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Tiyan, Guam

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Surf Zone Forecast for the Mariana Islands...Corrected
National Weather Service Tiyan GU
509 AM ChST Thu Feb 27 2020

Corrected typo

.SYNOPSIS...There will be a high risk of rip currents along east
facing reefs through tonight, then the risk is expected to fall to
moderate Friday.

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GUZ001>004-271015-
Guam-Rota-Tinian-Saipan-
509 AM ChST Thu Feb 27 2020

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH LATE TONIGHT ALONG EAST FACING
REEFS...

36 hour Surf Zone Forecast for the Marianas from 600 AM Thursday
through 600 PM Friday

.TODAY AND TONIGHT (6 AM TO 6 AM FRIDAY)...
Coastal Winds............East at 10 to 15 mph.
Surf along North facing reefs............3 to 5 feet.
Surf along East  facing reefs............7 to 9 feet.
Surf along South facing reefs............2 to 4 feet.
Surf along West  facing reefs............2 to 4 feet.
Primary swell...............East at 5 to 7 feet.
Primary period..............10 seconds.
Secondary swell...............North at around 2 feet.
Secondary period..............12 seconds.

Rip current risk.....High. Large waves will produce strong rip
                     currents, especially along narrow reefs and
                     beaches. If caught in a rip current, swim
                     parallel to the beach rather than against the
                     current.

Sea surface temperature at Ipan buoy...81 Degrees.
Maximum afternoon heat index...........Around 94.

.FRIDAY (6 AM TO 6 PM)...
Coastal Winds............Northeast at 10 to 20 mph.
Surf along North facing reefs............3 to 5 feet.
Surf along East  facing reefs............5 to 8 feet.
Surf along South facing reefs............2 to 4 feet.
Surf along West  facing reefs............2 to 4 feet.
Primary swell...............East at 4 to 6 feet.
Primary period..............10 seconds.
Secondary swell...............North at around 2 feet.
Secondary period..............12 seconds.

Rip current risk.....Moderate. Wave conditions support stronger or
                     more frequent rip currents. Always have a
                     flotation device with you in the water.

Maximum afternoon heat index...........Around 96.

.OUTLOOK...Surf will build 1 to 2 feet along north facing reefs
Saturday and east facing reefs Sunday.

Tide information for the next 36 hours...

At Apra Harbor, Guam...
High tide  2.1 feet at 10:04 AM Thursday
Low  tide  0.7 feet at  4:17 PM Thursday
High tide  1.9 feet at  9:55 PM Thursday
Low  tide  0.5 feet at  4:18 AM Friday
High tide  2.0 feet at 10:27 AM Friday
Low  tide  0.6 feet at  4:54 PM Friday

At Rota Island...
High tide  1.9 feet at 10:01 AM Thursday
Low  tide  0.7 feet at  4:11 PM Thursday
High tide  1.8 feet at  9:52 PM Thursday
Low  tide  0.4 feet at  4:12 AM Friday
High tide  1.9 feet at 10:24 AM Friday
Low  tide  0.6 feet at  4:48 PM Friday

At Tinian Island...
High tide  1.5 feet at 10:02 AM Thursday
Low  tide  0.2 feet at  3:54 PM Thursday
High tide  1.4 feet at  9:53 PM Thursday
Low  tide  0.2 feet at  3:55 AM Friday
High tide  1.5 feet at 10:25 AM Friday
Low  tide  0.2 feet at  4:31 PM Friday

At Tanapag Harbor, Saipan...
High tide  2.0 feet at 10:16 AM Thursday
Low  tide  0.9 feet at  4:15 PM Thursday
High tide  1.8 feet at 10:04 PM Thursday
Low  tide  0.6 feet at  4:15 AM Friday
High tide  1.9 feet at 10:39 AM Friday
Low  tide  0.8 feet at  4:55 PM Friday

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