414 am HST Tue Feb 9 2016
...High surf warning in effect for north and west facing
Surf along north facing shores will be 10 to 14 feet today...
rising to 25 to 35 feet late tonight...then to 40 to 50 feet
Surf along west facing shores will be 6 to 9 feet
today...building to 15 to 25 feet late tonight...then to 25
to 35 feet Wednesday.
Surf along east facing shores will be 2 to 4 feet through
Wednesday...with higher sets in areas exposed to north-northwest
Surf along south facing shores will be 2 feet or less through
Outlook through Tuesday February 16:
a large northwest swell will reach the islands late tonight...peak
through the day Wednesday...then gradually subside Thursday
through Friday. Well above warning-level surf will be expected
Wednesday through Thursday and should drop below advisory level by
Friday night into Saturday. A smaller northwest swell is expected
to produce surf well above advisory levels on Sunday and Monday.
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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