Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Tiyan, Guam

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Surf Zone Forecast for the Mariana Islands
National Weather Service Tiyan GU
553 AM ChST Wed Mar 3 2021

.SYNOPSIS...There will be a moderate risk of rip currents along north
and east facing reefs of the Marianas this week, and along west
facing reefs today.

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GUZ001>004-031100-
Guam-Rota-Tinian-Saipan-
553 AM ChST Wed Mar 3 2021

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

.TODAY (6 AM TO 6 PM)...
Coastal Winds............Northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Surf along North facing reefs............5 to 7 feet.
Surf along East  facing reefs............6 to 8 feet.
Surf along South facing reefs............1 to 3 feet.
Surf along West  facing reefs............3 to 5 feet.
Primary swell...............Northeast at 5 to 7 feet.
Primary period..............10 to 11 seconds.

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

Sea surface temperature at Ritidian buoy...82 Degrees.
Maximum afternoon heat index...........Around 94.

.TONIGHT (6 PM TO 6 AM THURSDAY)...
Coastal Winds............Northeast at 10 to 20 mph.
Surf along North facing reefs............4 to 6 feet.
Surf along East  facing reefs............6 to 8 feet.
Surf along South facing reefs............1 to 3 feet.
Surf along West  facing reefs............2 to 4 feet.
Primary swell...............Northeast at 4 to 6 feet.
Primary period..............11 seconds.

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

.THURSDAY (6 AM TO 6 PM)...
Coastal Winds............Northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Surf along North facing reefs............3 to 5 feet.
Surf along East  facing reefs............6 to 8 feet.
Surf along South facing reefs............1 to 3 feet.
Surf along West  facing reefs............2 to 4 feet.
Primary swell...............Northeast at 4 to 6 feet.
Primary period..............11 seconds.
Secondary swell...............North at around 2 feet.
Secondary period..............11 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 along north facing reefs will build 1 foot Friday.
The risk of rip currents along east facing reefs could briefly become
high this week.

Tide information for the next 36 hours...

At Apra Harbor, Guam...
High tide  2.3 feet at 10:26 AM Wednesday
Low  tide  0.3 feet at  5:00 PM Wednesday
High tide  2.1 feet at 11:02 PM Wednesday
Low  tide  0.7 feet at  5:04 AM Thursday
High tide  2.3 feet at 11:00 AM Thursday
Low  tide  0.1 feet at  5:55 PM Thursday
High tide  2.0 feet at 12:22 AM Friday

At Rota Island...
High tide  2.2 feet at 10:23 AM Wednesday
Low  tide  0.3 feet at  4:54 PM Wednesday
High tide  2.0 feet at 10:59 PM Wednesday
Low  tide  0.7 feet at  4:58 AM Thursday
High tide  2.2 feet at 10:57 AM Thursday
Low  tide  0.1 feet at  5:49 PM Thursday
High tide  1.8 feet at 12:19 AM Friday

At Tinian Island...
High tide  1.7 feet at  9:55 AM Wednesday
Low  tide  0.4 feet at  4:43 PM Wednesday
High tide  1.5 feet at 10:36 PM Wednesday
Low  tide  0.7 feet at  4:31 AM Thursday
High tide  1.7 feet at 10:27 AM Thursday
Low  tide  0.2 feet at  5:41 PM Thursday
High tide  1.4 feet at 12:02 AM Friday

At Tanapag Harbor, Saipan...
High tide  2.1 feet at 10:33 AM Wednesday
Low  tide  0.4 feet at  5:03 PM Wednesday
High tide  2.0 feet at 11:24 PM Wednesday
Low  tide  0.9 feet at  5:08 AM Thursday
High tide  2.1 feet at 11:05 AM Thursday
Low  tide  0.2 feet at  6:03 PM Thursday
High tide  1.9 feet at 12:49 AM Friday

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