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645 OBS Monday 5/23 powered by The Local Motion Surf into Summer

Light to Moderate ENE trades, Scattered-broken clouds for Windward / Mauka, mostly clear for Leeward…Small Craft Adv for channels east of Moloka'i.

BIG PICTURE LINK UPDATED SAT. Small ENE trade swell holding, tiny SSW continues to fade. Call the SNN Hotline 596-SURF 7a, 12, 3, 5p

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North Shore:

Holding on a tiny 8 sec NE energy. Sunset Pt - Rockys 0-1/2', Pipe-Chuns 0-1', Laniakea 0-1/2'. Nice clean offshores with 5-15mph trades filling and mostly clear skies.
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West:

Holding a micro SSW. Makaha 0-1 (mostly flat) behind the inside reef and clean lite offshores with very few clouds.
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Town:

Down and holding on a small 14 sec SSW + 10 sec SSE. Surf is 1-2'for top reefs like Bowls, Kewalos, Kaisers, Waikiki is barely 1-2 and clean offshores with scattered clouds.
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Diamond Head:

Down and holding on a small 14 sec SSW + tiny 10 sec SSE. Surf is 1-2' mostly and fair semi bumpy occas lined up walls at Right hands/Cliffs/Lite House; minimal clouds.
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Sandy's:

Down and Holding on an 8 sec trade + some 14 sec SSW. Surf is 1-2' occ 2.5 (not quite 3') from Full Pt - 1/2 point, 2+' surf from Lifeguards to Chambers. Good side off early with light NE trades.
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East Makapu'u:

Down and Holding on an 8 sec East trade swell, 1-3' at Makapu'u outside on left and 2' at Keiki's side & moderate NE trades early with decent skies.

Weather

Monday
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Temp
min:
75°F
max: 88°F

Clear

Wind:
18mph ENE

Tuesday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 88°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
18mph ENE

Wednesday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 87°F

Thunderstorm

Wind:
8mph E

Thursday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 89°F

Clear

Wind:
13mph ENE

Friday
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Temp
min:
75°F
max: 89°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
13mph ENE

Range:
10-20mph E-NE

Range:
10-20mph E-NE

Range:
5-10mph E-NE
veering variable/onshore seabrz
Range:
5-7mph Light/Var
onshore seabrz toward midday
Range:
5-7mph E-NE
trade flow to onshores midday

North

Monday
05/23
NE
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Holding
3' 8 sec; clean, clear
Tuesday
05/24
NE
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Holding

Wednesday
05/25
NE
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Holding

Thursday
05/26
NE
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Holding

Friday
05/27
NE
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Holding

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West

Monday
05/23
S-SW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Holding
Clean light offshore, clear
Tuesday
05/24
S-SW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Holding

Wednesday
05/25
SW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Rising Later

Thursday
05/26
SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding
1' 20 sec
Friday
05/27
SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Holding

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South

Monday
05/23
SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Rising Later
1.2' 14 sec; clean, clear
Tuesday
05/24
S-SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Holding

Wednesday
05/25
SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Rising Later
1' 18 sec Taz
Thursday
05/26
SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Rising
1' 20 sec
Friday
05/27
SW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Holding
1.5' 16 sec
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east

Monday
05/23
E-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Holding
Bumpy, fairly cloudy
Tuesday
05/24
E-NE
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Holding

Wednesday
05/25
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding

Thursday
05/26
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding

Friday
05/27
E-NE
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Holding

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Current Swells:

Monday   05/23
Primary: Holding  E  1-2-3' surf at 8 sec
Secondary: Holding  S-SW  2' surf at 14 sec
Third: Expected  SW  2' surf at 20 sec Thursday
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Marine Warnings:

Monday   05/23
Small Craft Adv for channels
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Sailing Report:

Monday   05/23
Good for all shores with filling 10-20 ENE trades (Lighter in AM)
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Diving Report:

Monday   05/23
Good for North, excellent for West and good for deeper South and select East spots

Oahu

SUNSET
Monday   05/23
NE
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
ENE Trades light-moderate
smooth

ROCKY POINT
Monday   05/23
NE
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
ENE Trades moderate
smooth

Pipeline
Monday   05/23
NE
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
ENE Trades light-moderate
smooth

HALEIWA
Monday   05/23
NE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
ENE Trades light-moderate
diving , paddling and fishin'

MAKAHA
Monday   05/23
SW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
ENE Trades light
clean

ALA MOANA
Monday   05/23
S-SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
ENE Trades moderate
fair to good

Waikiki
Monday   05/23
S-SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
ENE Trades light-moderate
good

Diamond Head
Monday   05/23
COMBO
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
ENE Trades moderate
slightly bumpy

Sandy Beach
Monday   05/23
COMBO
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
ENE Trades moderate
bumpy

Makapuu
Monday   05/23
E-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
ENE Trades moderate
choppy

Maui

Hookipa
Monday   05/23
NE
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Trades moderate-fresh
bumpy

Honolua
Monday   05/23
NE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades moderate-fresh
diving , paddling and fishin'

Kihei
Monday   05/23
COMBO
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades moderate-fresh
diving , paddling and fishin'

Hana
Monday   05/23
E-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Trades moderate-fresh
choppy

Lahaina
Monday   05/23
SSE+SSW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Trades moderate
smooth

Kauai

Hanalei
Monday   05/23
NE
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Trades moderate-fresh
diving , paddling and fishin'

Majors
Monday   05/23
SW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Trades moderate-fresh
good

Poipu
Monday   05/23
SSE+SSW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades moderate
good

Kapaa
Monday   05/23
E-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Trades moderate
choppy

Big Island

Hamakua Coast
Monday   05/23
E-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
East Trades moderate-fresh
choppy

Kohala
Monday   05/23
COMBO
Haw: 0
Face: 0
East Trades moderate-fresh
diving , paddling and fishin'
sailin'
Kona
Monday   05/23
SSE+SSW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Trades moderate
smooth

Hilo
Monday   05/23
E
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Trades moderate-fresh
bumpy

Kau
Monday   05/23
ENE+SSW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
East Trades moderate-fresh
bumpy

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

Saturday 5/21/16

The Jet is weak and withery but there’s enough troughing in the 7 day outlook for us the ‘keep an eye out’. Highs still dominate.

Sneak surf peak…
The NS has been in a summery slumber for a week or so with no changes till May 30th WNW and then low odds for a bigger shot Sat. June 4th. High pressures have ruled but some storms do kick in toward end of May. Hang in. Country might be bigger than Town June 4th.

NPAC:

Recent-current: Flat to 1/2’ sets .

Next 1: A weak low formed Tuesday our side of the dateline; pretty close but it’s so weak the forecast tried 1 or 2’, but in fact WW3 didn’t claim anything and we did see diddly. This is what happens this time of year…wishful thinking.

Next 2: Around Wednesday the 25th a Low on the west side of a High pressure to our North compress and get some marginal gales pointing our way far up near Kamchatka. WW3 hints at a long lasting 2’ 11 sec NW around Monday the 30th. Don’t get hopes up.

Last 3: Low odds for a NW Sat 4th. A low races east from around the dateline with a high pressure dominating to our NE. The pressure gradient may work up some fetch as WW3 hints a 4’ 11 sec NW which would mean 4’ for select reefs…again, low probability.

SPAC:

The Jet has been set up for the most storm action in the Taz and far to the SE.

Sneak surf peak…it’s been rideable and fun for what seems like ages now and summer hasn’t even started. There are no sizable swells like the one we had a couple weeks ago but we do keep in the 2 and 3’ variety with a couple Taz and a couple SSE swells.

Recent and current: Some fun 3’ surf from the SSE with Sandy’s reaching 4’ earlier this week. Now we have some small new 16 sec SW mixing in from the Taz sea which will last a few days.

Next #1: This current SW replaces the SSE. The SW came from a storm force fetch back Wed 5/11-14th as the Low moved up the Taz sea. These swells get cheese grated by Fiji (~300 Islands) and Samoa (2 Big Is + 8 small ones) so this lessens confidence and often size and consistency.

Next #2: Another strong storm in the Taz Friday 5/20 gets huge surf to Tavarua a few days later and should bring small 3’ SW surf to us with 20 sec forerunners Thursday. Peaking Thursday with this event lasting into Saturday as it starts fading.

Last: #3: Saturday the 21st there’s tons of storms swirling but near to over NZL and we need the winds over water. But Monday the 23rd, a Fetch to the SSE of Tahiti sets up but much of this will miss us to the East. Sideband SSE swell should reach us Sunday, Monday-Wednesday the 29th-1st of June. WW3 is claiming a peak of 2.5’ 15 sec Monday so this would mean near 4’ local size or 1-2’ overhead. Some Taz SW of 2’ could mix. Trades are expected to be light, too from the 25th-June 1st.


Windward: Plenty Trades, plenty trade swells of 3’ average and no significant change in sight. The stationary High built this week with upstream winds developing esp this weekend. This lengthens the periods a hair which in turn refract a little higher near shore. Watch for possible 4’ sets later Sunday into Monday.

Tropics:
Nothing at over this 7 day forecast period.













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)


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