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SURF ZONE FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI  
334 PM HST WED SEP 18 2019  
 
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334 PM HST WED SEP 18 2019  
 
SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 4 FEET TONIGHT, RISING  
TO 3 TO 5 FEET LATE THURSDAY.  
 
SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 4 FEET TONIGHT, RISING TO 3  
TO 5 FEET THURSDAY.  
 
SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 3 FEET TONIGHT, RISING TO  
2 TO 4 FEET LATE THURSDAY.  
 
SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 3 FEET THROUGH THURSDAY.  
 
OUTLOOK THROUGH WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 25:  
A SERIES OF SMALL SWELLS WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE SMALL SURF ALONG  
SOUTH AND WEST FACING SHORES THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK. THE LARGEST  
OF THESE LOOKS TO BE LATE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AS BOTH SWELLS PEAK.  
SURF HEIGHTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE BELOW ADVISORY LEVELS WITH THESE  
SWELLS. EAST FACING SHORES COULD SEE A SLIGHT INCREASE IN SURF  
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AS A MID-PERIOD EAST SWELL GENERATED BY TROPICAL  
CYCLONE KIKO FILLS IN. NORTH SHORE SURF WILL REMAIN QUITE SMALL  
THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD.  
 
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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