120  
FZHW52 PHFO 200130  
SRFHFO  
 
SURF ZONE FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI  
330 PM HST WED FEB 19 2020  
 
HIZ005>011-201430-  
OAHU-  
330 PM HST WED FEB 19 2020  
   
..HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES
 
 
SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 3 TO 6 FEET TONIGHT, BECOMING  
4 TO 7 FEET THURSDAY.  
 
SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 3 FEET TONIGHT, BECOMING  
2 TO 5 FEET THURSDAY.  
 
SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 5 TO 8 FEET TONIGHT, RISING TO  
6 TO 9 FEET THURSDAY.  
 
SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 2 TO 4 FEET THROUGH THURSDAY.  
 
OUTLOOK THROUGH WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26:  
THE CURRENT NORTHWEST SWELL WILL PEAK TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING,  
THEN LOWER GRADUALLY THROUGH FRIDAY. A SLIGHTLY LARGER NORTHWEST SWELL  
ARRIVING LATER FRIDAY WILL PEAK SATURDAY, THEN LOWER GRADUALLY  
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A NEW LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL IS POSSIBLE EARLY  
NEXT WEEK. THE STRONG TRADE WINDS ARE PRODUCING SURF ABOVE THE 8 FOOT  
HIGH SURF ADVISORY THRESHOLD ON EAST FACING SHORES. ADVISORY LEVEL  
SURF WILL CONTINUE ON EAST FACING SHORES THROUGH FRIDAY. SURF ALONG  
EAST FACING SHORES WILL DECREASE OVER THE WEEKEND AS THE TRADE WINDS  
WEAKEN. A SERIES OF SMALL SOUTH SWELLS WILL CONTINUE INTO THE WEEKEND.  
 
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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