617  
FZHW52 PHFO 241350  
SRFHFO  
 
SURF ZONE FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI  
350 AM HST TUE JAN 24 2017  
 
HIZ005>011-250300-  
OAHU-  
350 AM HST TUE JAN 24 2017  
   
..HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES
 
 
   
..HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES
 
 
SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL RISE RAPIDLY TO 16 TO 22 FEET  
TODAY...THEN REMAIN THIS HIGH THROUGH WEDNESDAY.  
 
SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL RISE RAPIDLY TO 10 TO 14 FEET  
TODAY...THEN REMAIN THIS HIGH THROUGH WEDNESDAY.  
 
SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 4 TO 8 FEET THIS  
MORNING...DECREASING TO 4 TO 6 FEET THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH  
WEDNESDAY.  
 
SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 3 FEET THROUGH  
WEDNESDAY.  
 
OUTLOOK THROUGH TUESDAY JANUARY 31:  
A LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL ARRIVING TODAY WILL BUILD WELL ABOVE THE  
HIGH SURF ADVISORY THRESHOLD. IT IS EXPECTED TO PEAK  
WEDNESDAY...THEN SUBSIDE ON THURSDAY. ANOTHER LARGE NORTHWEST  
SWELL IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE FRIDAY AND BUILD INTO NEXT WEEKEND.  
THIS SWELL IS LIKELY TO REQUIRE A HIGH SURF WARNING FOR WEST AND  
NORTH FACING SHORES.  
 
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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