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11am OBs Saturday 2/6 btyb HIC Surf

Cloudy with calm to super light N winds increasing to strong by tonight due to a front 100 miles NW of Kauai moving SE 15 kt.

BIG PICTURE Updated Friday. Tiny NW with micro background trade and South swells. Call the SNN Hotline 596-SURF.

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North Shore:

Way down and dropping on the 11 sec NW. Sunset Pt is 1-2' occ 3 same for Rockies w/ playful head high sets & Pipe is 1-2 occ soft 3' super slightly bumpy now; Chuns is 1-3 and Haleiwa 1-2+' and all spots are starting to get alittle bumpy, cloudy.
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West:

Down and dropping on the NW with Surf hitting 0-2' on the inside at Makaha with mix of seabrz and N winds; cloudy.
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Town:

Holding a tiny background South from Kaisers to Kewalos 0-1.5' mostly and tiny for Queens/Canoes are 0-1' with nice smooth cond. and chance of minor seabreeze; cloudy.
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Diamond Head:

Holding from trace backgrounds swells at 0-1.5' mostly, maybe occ 2' and smooth at Right hands/Cliffs/Lite House with cloudy skies.
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Sandy's:

Holding small North wrap, East and trace South at 0-2' for Full Pt-Half and barely 2' into middles to Chambers; fairly smooth early to bumpy with increasing seabreezes and cloudy.
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East Makapu'u:

Holding at Makapu'u with trace Trade swell and North wrap at 0-1-2' & smooth and cloudy.

Weather

Saturday
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Temp
min:
67°F
max: 84°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
13mph W

Sunday
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Temp
min:
65°F
max: 77°F

Clear

Wind:
18mph N

Monday
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Temp
min:
66°F
max: 79°F

Clear

Wind:
13mph NE

Tuesday
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Temp
min:
67°F
max: 83°F

Clear

Wind:
8mph ENE

Wednesday
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Temp
min:
69°F
max: 86°F

Clear

Wind:
8mph ESE

Range:
3-5mph Light/Var
lite NW flow filling, Increasing North 15-30 mph evening
Range:
15-25+mph N
shifting NE
Range:
10-25mph NE
easing later
Range:
5-15mph NE
veering variable
Range:
5-15mph NE
veering SW to variable

North

Saturday
02/06
NW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Dropping
4' 10 sec; super clean, cloudy
Sunday
02/07
N-NW
Haw: 5-8
Face: 8-14
Rising
9' 11 sec short period, nearby Low
Monday
02/08
N-NW
Haw: 8-12
Face: 14-20
Rising
12' 12 sec
Tuesday
02/09
N-NW
Haw: 6-8+
Face: 10-15+
Dropping
9' 12 sec
Wednesday
02/10
NW
Haw: 8-12
Face: 14-20
Rising
6' 20 sec 8am to 14' 20 sec 2pm: 25' surf
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West

Saturday
02/06
NW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Dropping
glassy, onshores ~10am; cloudy
Sunday
02/07
N-NW
Haw: 3-6+
Face: 5-10+
Rising

Monday
02/08
N-NW
Haw: 6-8+
Face: 10-15+
Rising

Tuesday
02/09
N-NW
Haw: 4-6+
Face: 6-10+
Dropping

Wednesday
02/10
N-NW
Haw: 6-10
Face: 10-18
Rising

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South

Saturday
02/06
S-SE
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Holding
clean, cloudy
Sunday
02/07
SSE+SSW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Rising
.5' 16 sec
Monday
02/08
S-SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Rising
1' 15 sec
Tuesday
02/09
S-SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Holding
1.5' 14 sec
Wednesday
02/10
S-SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Dropping
1.5' 14 sec
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east

Saturday
02/06
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding
clean, cloudy
Sunday
02/07
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding

Monday
02/08
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding

Tuesday
02/09
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding

Wednesday
02/10
ENE+N
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Rising Later

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Current Swells:

Saturday   02/06
Primary: Dropping  NW  2-3' surf at 11 sec
Secondary: Holding  E-NE  2' surf at 7 sec
Third: Holding  S  2' or less surf at 9 sec
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Marine Warnings:

Saturday   02/06
None but small craft evening
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Sailing Report:

Saturday   02/06
Poor-Fair with calm to light N winds increasing to strong this evening
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Diving Report:

Saturday   02/06
fair for deep North early and good for West dives; good for East shores & good for South

Oahu

SUNSET
Saturday   02/06
NW
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Trades very light
good

ROCKY POINT
Saturday   02/06
NW
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Trades very light
good

Pipeline
Saturday   02/06
NW
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
East Trades very light
good
N winds coming
HALEIWA
Saturday   02/06
NW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Trades light-moderate
good

MAKAHA
Saturday   02/06
NW
Haw: 0-2
Face: 0-3
Trades very light
good
offshore N winds coming
ALA MOANA
Saturday   02/06
COMBO
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Trades light
smooth
N winds coming
Waikiki
Saturday   02/06
COMBO
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Trades light
smooth

Diamond Head
Saturday   02/06
COMBO
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Trades light
smooth

Sandy Beach
Saturday   02/06
ENE+N
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Trades light
fairly clean
N winds coming
Makapuu
Saturday   02/06
ENE+N
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades light
fairly clean
N winds coming

Maui

Hookipa
Saturday   02/06
NW
Haw: 0-2
Face: 0-3
Trades light
smooth
N winds coming
Honolua
Saturday   02/06
NW
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades light
good
N winds coming
Kihei
Saturday   02/06
COMBO
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades very light
diving , paddling and fishin'
N winds coming
Hana
Saturday   02/06
ENE+N
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades light
semi-clean
N winds coming
Lahaina
Saturday   02/06
COMBO
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Trades light
smooth
N winds coming

Kauai

Hanalei
Saturday   02/06
NW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trades light
good
N winds coming
Majors
Saturday   02/06
NW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades light
good
N winds coming
Poipu
Saturday   02/06
COMBO
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Trades light
good
N winds coming
Kapaa
Saturday   02/06
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades light
slightly bumpy
N winds coming

Big Island

Hamakua Coast
Saturday   02/06
ENE+N
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trades light
fairly clean
N winds coming
Kohala
Saturday   02/06
COMBO
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades light
diving , paddling and fishin'
N winds coming
Kona
Saturday   02/06
COMBO
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Trades light
glassy
N winds coming
Hilo
Saturday   02/06
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades light
semi-clean
N winds coming

Weather

Surf Advisory and Warning Criteria
Location/shoreline Advisory Warning
North-Facing Shores- 15 Feet faces (8' Local) 25 Feet faces (15' local)
West-Facing Shores - 12 Feet (7' local) 20 Feet (12' local)
West-Facing- Big Is.- 8 Feet (4'+ local) 12 Feet (7' local)
South-Facing Shores- 8 Feet (4'+ local) 15 Feet (8' local)
East-Facing Shores- 8 Feet (4'+ local) 15 Feet (8' local)

Big Picture

Big Picture

Friday 2/5/16

NPAC:
The El Nino jetstream is still large and in charge coming off Japan from 25-40 N lat (normally sitting 600-900 miles up). There are still Pockets of 200+ kts as the consolidated large upper air currents 30,000’ up go from off Japan beyond longitudes of Hawaii over this 7 day forecast period. It’s been supporting the growth of solid surface Lows and steering them close to us for back to back classic big swell for ages. Over this weekend the jet takes a new shape with an NE tilt up from Japan to a Dip down right toward Hawaii by Sunday 2/7 leading to a frontal passage and wind pattern change. The jet stays strong and low for more potential for warning levels well into the month and even for what could be another one of the biggest NW swells of the season.

Recent and current: This past week has been Cranking. The latest NW peaked near 15’ Tuesday afternoon; it’s 6-10’ Wednesday and it’s just 3’ Friday. Monday’s 17 sec WNW came from an occluded Low last Friday and nosed to about 900 off Saturday. It veered NW and with 15 sec Tuesday fading off but not before the next one came. The next storm Sunday tracked fast ENE Monday as it crossed the dateline just 1200 miles away. The winds had some pockets of hurricane force 65kts and up to 24’ seas only 1000 miles out. The outer reefs cracked for the VPP contest in the afternoon as the new energy pulsed. The episode peaked at 10-15’ from the more NNW. Much of the swell was off to our NE. Call 596-SURF, 638-RUSH, 922-BONG

Next: The next fetch pops up to our late Friday and it’s smaller than first model output. It’s a compact Low centered just 1200 miles to our N and racing ENE Saturday out of our window for a still sizeable, short interval NNW-N. Model ran hot as expected (esp on nearby Lows). WW3 downgraded to 8’ 11 sec swells equaling solid 6-10’ NNW for midday Sunday the 7th. Winds won’t be good at all. This will be storm surf thanks to a frontal passage and NW to N clockwise shifting winds.

Next: there’s a low to the NW of the preceding low tracking SE towards us this weekend with a partially captured fetch pulsing a new 12 sec NNW to 8-12’ Monday.

Next: Possible Small pulse of NW later Friday to 4’ from tiny east moving gale that reached the dateline Tuesday. Not showing much so far so not good chances.

Last but certainly not least: Models backed down on the GIANT NW slated for Wed-Friday. The real deal begins formation nearing the dateline this Sunday and intensifying with 40-50’ seas by Monday as it now tracks more East at first then ESE (earlier runs had a better captured fetch). By Tuesday ‘current’ model have this BIG storm broadening and nosing to within 900 miles thru Wednesday as the storm weakens and tracks out of our window Thursday. Original models fantasy had 20+’ swells at 18-20sec; now it’s peaking at 17’ at 16-18 sec but it will still be another BIG Wednesday. 12’ 20 sec at 2pm will mean solid 20’ in the afternoon 2/10 peaking at night. But the fetch was long so it will be a slow decline Thursday with Surf that could hit 30’ (45-50’ faces) at Peahi and 25’ (40’ faces) at Waimea with readings like this. The margin of error is 3-5’ at this time. We’re keeping an eye on it like Eddie Would Go.

SPAC:
The Jet down under is actually conducive to some SSW swell development. The Flow is ENE all week and almost N pointing by week’s end. The southern branch goes zonal by Friday. It really weakens after that with little to no surface low potential.

Recent and current: It’s been tiny with mostly NW wrap trying to occas. give what’s been missing. Trace background thigh high surf is all we’ve had with a few exceptional 2’ sets.

Next: A low moves ENE within the Jet flow mentioned Tues 2/2-Thurs as it veers east out of our window. So we can only expect 2’ maybe 2.5’ surf from the SSW-S around Tuesday-Thursday at 14 seconds.

Next: a fairly big Low comes out from under NZL Friday the 5th and doesn’t have much of an extended fetch so we’ll only see 1’ of SSW swell at 16 seconds Friday the 12th or 2’ surf.

Long Range: That’s about it for now. Occasional lows moving within the off and on zonal jet through the period.


Windward: Tiny trade swells under 2’ with N wrap over riding all other sources.

Tropics: Nothing.



Surf Advisory and Warning Criteria
Location/shoreline Advisory Warning
North-Facing Shores- 15 Feet faces (8' Local) 25 Feet faces (15' local)
West-Facing Shores - 12 Feet (7' local) 20 Feet (12' local)
West-Facing- Big Is. - 8 Feet (4'+ local) 12 Feet (7' local)
East-Facing Shores- 8 Feet (4+ local) 15 Feet (8’ local)

Tropical Storm - winds 39-73 mph (34-63 kt)
Category 1 - winds 74-95 mph (64-82 kt)
Category 2 - winds 96-110 mph (83-95 kt)
Category 3 - winds 111-130 mph (96-113 kt)
Category 4 - winds 131-155 mph (114-135 kt)
Category 5 - winds 156 mph and up (135+ kt)


Please visit the Central Pacific Hurricane Center website at www.weather.gov/cphc for the most recent bulletins.

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