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645am OBs for Monday 2/20/17 Powered by The 41st Annual Buffalo Big Board Surfing Classic

Chill in the air continues with broken clouds for Windward/ Mauka and mostly clear for Leeward. Early moderate to strong NE trades. Small craft advisory + High surf advisory for North and marginal high surf for West.

Sizable NNW & moderate ENE trade & no South swell. Call 596-SURF (4 updates)

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North Shore:

Holding 13 sec NNW. Surf is 5-9' side-onshore bump. Sunset is @ 6-8 occ.+ way outside, Rocky Pt. closed out. Pipe 4-6' washing around. Chuns/Jockos 4-6'+ (poor form), Laniakea 6-8+ and doable, Ali'i is 4-6' mostly; Poor to fair with moderate-strong NE trades filling to strong and partly clouds.
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West:

Holding fun NNW. Makaha is 4-6 occ.+' and good offshores and good walls for the Buffalo Big Board Surf Classic (on next weekend too); mostly clear.
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Town:

Down and holding on basically no swell. Surf is 0-occas 1' at knee to thigh-high max from Bowls to Rock Piles to Kaisers... Threes-Pops-Queens mostly 0-1'; Clean early with moderate to gusty offshore NE trades filling to strong and clear.
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Diamond Head:

Down & holding on the tiny background South. Surf is 0-1' barely occ 2' side-offshore NE trades and poor form from Lighthouse to Right hands, Cliffs etc; Moderate NE trades filling to strong (15-30mph) and scattered clouds.
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Sandy's:

Up nd Holding N wrap and small trade swell mix. Surf is 1-2+' out at Full Pt to 1/2. Moderate-fresh+ side-shore bump from Full Point through 1/2-point & through Middle peaks to Gas Chambers; scattered clouds.
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East Makapu'u:

Up & Holding on the N and trade swell combo. Surf is 1-3' occ.+ with onshore chop. Moderate-strong NE trades with poor form from the far left to Keiki's side; broken clouds.
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Weather

Monday
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Temp
min:
71°F
max: 83°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
23mph ENE

Tuesday
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Temp
min:
71°F
max: 84°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
23mph ENE

Wednesday
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Temp
min:
70°F
max: 83°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
23mph ENE

Thursday
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Temp
min:
70°F
max: 83°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
23mph NE

Friday
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Temp
min:
68°F
max: 82°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
18mph NE

Range:
15-30mph NE

Range:
15-30mph NE

Range:
15-30mph NE

Range:
15-30mph NE

Range:
15-25+mph NE

North

Monday
02/20
N-NW
Haw: 6-8+
Face: 10-15+
Dropping
8' 12s; bumpy sideshores, scattered clouds
Tuesday
02/21
N-NW
Haw: 3-5
Face: 5-9
Dropping
6' 10 sec
Wednesday
02/22
W-NW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Rising Later
2pm 2' 16 sec WNW
Thursday
02/23
NW
Haw: 6-8+
Face: 10-15+
Holding
7' 14s
Friday
02/24
W-NW
Haw: 4-6
Face: 6-10
Rising
5' 12s old + new 3.5' 18s afternoon
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West

Monday
02/20
N-NW
Haw: 4-6+
Face: 6-10+
Dropping Slowly
stiff offshore, clear: Buffalo Classic
Tuesday
02/21
N-NW
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Dropping

Wednesday
02/22
W-NW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Rising Later

Thursday
02/23
NW
Haw: 4-6+
Face: 6-10+
Holding

Friday
02/24
W-NW
Haw: 3-4+
Face: 5-7+
Rising

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South

Monday
02/20
S
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Holding

Tuesday
02/21
S
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Holding

Wednesday
02/22
S
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Holding

Thursday
02/23
S
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Holding

Friday
02/24
S-SW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Rising Later

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east

Monday
02/20
E-NE
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Rising
5' 8 sec; onshore chop, broken clouds
Tuesday
02/21
E-NE
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Holding

Wednesday
02/22
E-NE
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Holding
7' 8s
Thursday
02/23
E-NE
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Holding
6' 9s
Friday
02/24
N-NE
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Rising

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Current Swells:

Monday   02/20
Primary: Dropping  N-NW  6-8+' surf at 14 sec
Secondary: Holding  NE  2-4' surf at 9 sec
Third: Holding  S  1' surf at 9 sec
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Marine Warnings:

Monday   02/20
Small craft to advisory...High surf advisory North and almost for West facing shore
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Sailing Report:

Monday   02/20
Fair to good with NE Trades filling to strong
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Diving Report:

Monday   02/20
Poor for North, poor for East, fair to good for deeper West, fair to good for South

Oahu

SUNSET
Monday   02/20
N-NW
Haw: 6-8+
Face: 10-15+
NE Trades moderate-strong
poor to fair

ROCKY POINT
Monday   02/20
N-NW
Haw: 5-8
Face: 8-14
NE Trades moderate-strong
rough

Pipeline
Monday   02/20
N-NW
Haw: 4-6+
Face: 6-10+
NE Trades moderate-strong
poor

HALEIWA
Monday   02/20
N-NW
Haw: 3-6
Face: 5-10
NE Trades moderate-strong
bumpy

MAKAHA
Monday   02/20
N-NW
Haw: 4-6
Face: 6-10
NE Trades moderate-strong
good

ALA MOANA
Monday   02/20
S
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Trades moderate-strong
Offshore

Waikiki
Monday   02/20
S
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Trades moderate-strong
fair to good

Diamond Head
Monday   02/20
COMBO
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
ENE Trades moderate-strong
bumpy

Sandy Beach
Monday   02/20
COMBO
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
NE Trades moderate-strong
bumpy

Makapuu
Monday   02/20
ENE+N
Haw: 2-3 occ +
Face: 3-5 occ +
NE Trades moderate-strong
choppy

Maui

Hookipa
Monday   02/20
N-NW
Haw: 5-7
Face: 8-12
Trades moderate-strong
bumpy

Honolua
Monday   02/20
N-NW
Haw: 2-4 occ +
Face: 3-7 occ +
NE Trades moderate-strong
fair to good

Kihei
Monday   02/20
S-SW
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades moderate-strong
smooth

Hana
Monday   02/20
ENE+N
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7
Trades moderate-strong
choppy

Lahaina
Monday   02/20
S
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
NE Trades strong
smooth

Kauai

Hanalei
Monday   02/20
N-NW
Haw: 4-6+
Face: 6-10+
NE Trades moderate-strong
bumpy

Majors
Monday   02/20
N-NW
Haw: 3-5
Face: 5-9
NE Trades moderate-strong
fair to good

Poipu
Monday   02/20
S
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Trades moderate-strong
fair to good

Kapaa
Monday   02/20
COMBO
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
NE Trades moderate-strong
choppy

Big Island

Hamakua Coast
Monday   02/20
N-NW
Haw: 3-5
Face: 5-9
Trades moderate-strong
choppy
on isolated wrap
Kohala
Monday   02/20
N-NW
Haw: 0-2
Face: 0-3
Trades moderate-strong
fair to good

Kona
Monday   02/20
COMBO
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Trades light
good

Hilo
Monday   02/20
NE
Haw: 1-3 occ +
Face: 2-5 occ +
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
choppy

Kau
Monday   02/20
COMBO
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
NE Trades moderate-strong
choppy

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 From Tuesday 1/24/17

NPAC

The Jet is again, gorgeous, long, low and consolidated off Japan and ends up nosing to our 160west longitude with winds over 200mph. Thus, plenty BIG surf in the forecast as this large upper air current helps created Lows and steer them. This has been the set up for nearly 2 weeks. A strong High to our ENE has kept trades ramped, too.

#1 recently, we’ve been on the decline from a 15-18’ NW which hit peaked last Thursday 1/19 with some spots getting real good. After that we had a cold front whip up wind warnings and a large NNE swell which peaked at 8’ easy for isolated reefs. This NNE and the aforementioned NW have been declining but the combo has kept things going even solid 4’ at e.g. Laniakea on Monday the 23rd.

#2 A Big NW veering NNW is nearing and will pop the NW buoy (275 miles NW) Tuesday 8am to 4’ 20 sec. with surf hitting 10’ 18 sec in the afternoon. This will equate to about 10-15’ waves cracking outer reefs and getting Waimea going later in the day. Source: a Low tracked ENE with a broad, partially captured fetch (280-310) from last Friday into Monday. The storm also occluded (stalled and spread its wings) Sunday as a very large gyre and fetch. Some seas hit 40’. Because of these factors the episode will crank awhile peaking Wednesday from a more NW-NNW (up to 330) at 12-18’. Thursday will still have a few 12’ plus sets and by Friday eve when things settle a new fatty appears.

#3 A smaller low on the dateline Wednesday the 25th tracks East within the zonal Jet nosing to about 1000 miles off. This doesn’t allow much ‘decay’ time thus a peak of about 10-15’ surf at 15 sec should be fully arrived first half of Saturday the 28th. Surf will start up to 5-7’ late Friday.

#4 The long range sees a SE tracking Low with a following or captured fetch on our side of the dateline by Saturday 28th, Seas reach over 30’. Right now WW3 predicts 16’ 15’ Sunday night (near 25’ surf). That’s not shy. Then it only drops to 16’ 14 sec Monday morning the 30th. Surf could be over 20’. The Low weakens rapidly Sunday but the seas were already built and just 600 miles to the NNW. Even if this is running hot we’ll still see very BIG storm surf due to NNE winds assoc. with the nearby system. It’ll be way down by Tuesday to 8-10’ maybe 12’

#5 we have a small 5’ N coming Wed. Feb 1st and a moderate+ NW of 7’ on Thursday the 2nd.

SPAC

The Jet down under has decent energy but is not flowing our way. Thus, the zonal Lows are not expected to bring much more than 2’ in the coming weeks.

Recently, it’s been more about the West wraps than the 2’ trace SSW’s.
#1 some tiny 1’ swell at 15 sec have touched the Lanai buoy but this means no more than the occas. 2’ set for top reefs.
#2 A longer period SSW may come end of the month and reach chest high around Friday the 3rd of Feb. It’s low confidence.

Trade Swell

#1 Trade Wind and NNE swell is still kicking up to adv. levels of 5’ Monday the 23rd. This will fade to 4’ Tuesday and to 3’ by later this week say Thursday as upstream winds weaken and periods lower to 8 sec.
#2 Next ramp up is this Monday-Wednesday 1/30-2/1 as strong NE are expected with the BIG NNW to NNE event which will totally override the wind waves. Spots like Makapu’u could hit 10’ with wind swell hitting 4’.

The Tropics

So far they’re nothing forecasted on Hawaii for the next week or so.






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)

Surfer's Wall Photos

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