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FZHW52 PHFO 190142  
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SURF ZONE FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI  
342 PM HST THU JAN 18 2018  
 
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OAHU-  
342 PM HST THU JAN 18 2018  
   
..HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES
 
 
SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 8 TO 10 FEET TONIGHT,  
LOWERING TO 4 TO 6 FEET FRIDAY.  
 
SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 5 TO 7 FEET TONIGHT, LOWERING  
TO 2 TO 4 FEET FRIDAY.  
 
SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 8 TO 11 FEET THROUGH FRIDAY.  
 
SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 FEET OR LESS THROUGH  
FRIDAY.  
 
OUTLOOK THROUGH THURSDAY JANUARY 25:  
WINDS ARE FORECAST TO TREND DOWN OVER THE WEEKEND, BUT SURF ALONG  
EAST FACING SHORES WILL LIKELY HOLD AROUND ADVISORY LEVELS DUE TO  
STRONG TRADES REMAINING IN PLACE WELL EAST OF THE STATE. SURF ALONG  
NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES WILL TREND DOWN THROUGH FRIDAY, REMAINING  
BELOW ADVISORY LEVELS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A SMALL NORTHWEST SWELL IS  
EXPECTED SUNDAY, THAT WILL BE REINFORCED WITH A MODERATE NORTHWEST  
SWELL BY MONDAY, POTENTIALLY REACHING ADVISORY LEVELS. THIS  
REINFORCEMENT WILL PEAK BY LATE MONDAY, THEN GRADUALLY LOWER THROUGH  
MIDWEEK.  
 
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, AT THE LOCATIONS OF THE LARGEST  
BREAKERS. 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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