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FZHW52 PHFO 170158  
SRFHFO  
 
SURF ZONE FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI  
358 PM HST TUE JUL 16 2019  
 
HIZ005>011-171500-  
OAHU-  
358 PM HST TUE JUL 16 2019  
 
SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 4 TO 6 FEET TONIGHT, LOWERING  
TO 3 TO 5 FEET WEDNESDAY.  
 
SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET TONIGHT, LOWERING  
TO 2 TO 4 FEET WEDNESDAY.  
 
SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 3 FEET TONIGHT, RISING TO  
2 TO 4 FEET WEDNESDAY.  
 
SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 FEET OR LESS THROUGH  
WEDNESDAY.  
 
OUTLOOK THROUGH TUESDAY JULY 23:  
THE CURRENT SOUTH SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY SUBSIDE THROUGH MID-  
WEEK, WITH ONLY SMALL BACKGROUND SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST SWELLS EXPECTED  
THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. LOCALLY STRONG TRADE WINDS WILL PRODUCE  
CHOPPY WAVES ALONG EAST FACING SHORES, BUT THE FETCH WILL BE SHORT FOR  
THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS SO WAVE HEIGHTS WILL REMAIN SMALL. EAST SHORE  
SURF WILL GET A BOOST THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AS THE UPSTREAM FETCH OF  
TRADE WINDS INCREASES.  
 
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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