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645am OBS Saturday 9/24 Powered by Surfer the Bar & Rootie Roots

Early light ENE trades filling to moderate (10-20mph). Broken clouds for Windward/ Mauka and mostly clear Leeward. No advisorys.

Rising NW, dropping SSW, Easing ENE Call the SNN Hotline 596-SURF 7a, 12p, 3p, 5p.

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North Shore:

Up and rising on a tiny 11 sec NW. Sunset 1-2' occ. 2.5' (small crowd), Rocky Pt 1-2' occ. +, Pipe 1-2', Chuns 1-2' (inconsistent), Laniakea 1-2' occ. 2.5', Haleiwa 1-2''. Early light ENE trades filling to moderate with scattered clouds.
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West:

Up and rising on the small 11 sec NW and dropping on the fading 14 sec SSW. Makaha has 1-2' occ.+ set breaking behind the reef. Focusing reef sections seeing more consistent sets. Smooth with early light ENE trades increasing to moderate by mid-morning and mostly clear.
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Town:

Down and dropping on the easing 14 sec SSW. Surf is 1-2' occ. 2.5' and fairly inconsistent with long waits between top sets but still providing fun surf with solid energy from Kewalos to Courts, Bowls to Kaisers. Threes-Pops-Queens are seeing mostly 1-2'; Offshore early with light ENE trades filling to moderate and passing clouds .
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Diamond Head:

Down and dropping on the small 14 sec SSW. Surf is 1-3' and still showing good form with early light side-offshore bump from Right Hands, Cliffs to Lighthouse; scattered clouds.
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Sandy's:

Down and dropping on the SSW and small ENE trade swell. Surf is down a bit with sets in the 1-3' range and fun rides to be had from Full Pt - 1/2 point area. 1-2+' from Pipe-little's to Middle Peaks-into the Chambers; Light trades early with plenty of blue.
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East Makapu'u:

Down and holding on the 8 sec ENE. Surf is breaking just inside the far left and filling the inside shore-break. Keiki's side is seeing fun 1-2'+ surf with consistent energy. Early light ENE trades filling to moderate (10-20mph) and scattered clouds.

Weather

Saturday
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Temp
min:
77°F
max: 91°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
13mph ENE

Sunday
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Temp
min:
77°F
max: 90°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
18mph NE

Monday
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Temp
min:
76°F
max: 88°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
23mph NE

Tuesday
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Temp
min:
75°F
max: 89°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
18mph NE

Wednesday
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Temp
min:
75°F
max: 89°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
18mph NE

Range:
10-20mph E-NE
veering variable with seabrz later
Range:
10-25mph NE

Range:
10-25mph NE

Range:
10-25mph E-NE

Range:
10-25mph E-NE

North

Saturday
09/24
NW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Holding
2' 11 sec; fairly clean, clouds
Sunday
09/25
NW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Dropping
2.5' 10sec
Monday
09/26
NW
Haw: 0-2
Face: 0-3
Dropping

Tuesday
09/27
NW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Dropping

Wednesday
09/28
N-NW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Holding

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West

Saturday
09/24
COMBO
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Dropping Slowly
2' 14 sec; smooth, clear
Sunday
09/25
COMBO
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Dropping

Monday
09/26
COMBO
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Dropping

Tuesday
09/27
COMBO
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding

Wednesday
09/28
N-NW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Rising

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South

Saturday
09/24
S-SW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Dropping Slowly
2' 14 sec; clean, clear
Sunday
09/25
SW+SSW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Rising
just background
Monday
09/26
SW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Holding

Tuesday
09/27
SW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Holding

Wednesday
09/28
SW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Rising
1' 15 sec TAz
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east

Saturday
09/24
E-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Dropping
5' 8 sec; onshore chop, clouds
Sunday
09/25
E-NE
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Rising Later

Monday
09/26
E-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Rising

Tuesday
09/27
E-NE
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Holding

Wednesday
09/28
E-NE
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Dropping

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Current Swells:

Saturday   09/24
Primary: Dropping  S-SW  1-3' surf at 14 sec
Secondary: Dropping  E-NE  1-2.5' surf at 8 sec
Third: Holding  NW  2.5' surf at 11 sec
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Marine Warnings:

Saturday   09/24
None
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Sailing Report:

Saturday   09/24
Fair for all shores with 5-15 ENE Trades veering variables
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Diving Report:

Saturday   09/24
Fair-Good for deeper West; fair-good for North, fair for South (surf), fair for most East spots

Oahu

SUNSET
Saturday   09/24
NW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Trades moderate
clean
later
ROCKY POINT
Saturday   09/24
NW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Trades moderate
smooth

Pipeline
Saturday   09/24
NW
Haw: 0-2
Face: 0-3
Trades light-moderate
smooth

HALEIWA
Saturday   09/24
NW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Trades moderate
clean

MAKAHA
Saturday   09/24
NW SSW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Trades light
smooth

ALA MOANA
Saturday   09/24
S-SW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Trades moderate
good

Waikiki
Saturday   09/24
S-SW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Trades moderate
smooth

Diamond Head
Saturday   09/24
COMBO
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Trades moderate
fair to good

Sandy Beach
Saturday   09/24
ENE+SSW
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Trades moderate
fair to good

Makapuu
Saturday   09/24
E-NE
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trades light
slightly bumpy

Maui

Hookipa
Saturday   09/24
COMBO
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Trades light
fair to good

Honolua
Saturday   09/24
NW
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades light
diving , paddling and fishin'

Kihei
Saturday   09/24
S-SW
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades light
good

Hana
Saturday   09/24
E-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Trades light
choppy

Lahaina
Saturday   09/24
S-SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
ENE Trades light
good

Kauai

Hanalei
Saturday   09/24
NW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades moderate
good
later
Majors
Saturday   09/24
NW SSW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trades light
good

Poipu
Saturday   09/24
S-SW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Trades light
good

Kapaa
Saturday   09/24
E-NE
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trades light
bumpy

Big Island

Hamakua Coast
Saturday   09/24
COMBO
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trades light
slightly bumpy

Kohala
Saturday   09/24
MIX
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades light
diving , paddling and fishin'

Kona
Saturday   09/24
S-SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trades light
smooth

Hilo
Saturday   09/24
E-NE
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trades light
slightly bumpy

Kau
Saturday   09/24
ENE+SSW
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Trades light
fair to good

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 Sunday 9.18.16

All NW shores have become dominant but let’s not to ignore the Taz -East Coast of NZ sources. After a long period of fun swell for town and country we just see 2 small NW’s and one moderate SSW for the rest of the month.

NPAC
The Jet is decently consolidated thru the next 7 day outlook but no significant NW ground swells form within it.
This last NW did reach 8’ (triple overhead) for top spot moments Saturday. The creator storm crept East off Kamchatka last Monday with its center tracking along the Aleutians and long wide fetch off its SW flank. The fetch is a nice direct hit Monday-Wednesday. We claimed 5-7’ NW peaking Saturday with the event filling Friday afternoon to 3-5’ with 18 sec forerunners.
An area of weak 30kt winds up near Kamchatka Sunday-Monday pointed mostly ESE so not a good fetch. We’ll see a 12 sec 1-3’ NW around Friday the 23rd with some more of the same into the weekend.
Then it’s lame until we ‘may’ see a small 3’ NW Friday the last day of the month. Well below seasonal.


SPAC

We’ve been doing above fall season sizes with back to back SW to SSW swells reaching well overhead at top moments. We’re at chest high today.
Next in line is a whopper winter low moving east from under NZL near the Ross Ice Shelf from Tuesday the 13th. The issue is the storms zonal or west to east track. Thanks to swell dispersion (angular spreading) of its broad area nearing 30’ seas we’ll should see some fun 2-4’ SSW surf by Wednesday the 21st. Forerunners will be 18 sec by 2pmTuesday with lully 3’ surf. (Southern Chile will hit 12-18’ easy by the 20th due to the captured fetch and storm track). Surf for us will slowly decline Thursday but still be 4’ and Friday 3’ etc.
We go into a slow pattern for the rest of Sept. after the above swell due to a zonal Jet near the Antarctic Ice sheet.

Tropics and Trade Swell

Trade swells have been average 2-3’ with average trade speed variation between moderate to strong. Last Friday surf ramped to 4’ due to the High NE of us pushing on the Low pressures to our SE-SW. This increases the pressure gradient in between the High and Low; thus the upstream trade swell & longer 9 sec periods. This swell eases up this week to 1-2’+ and holds.

Former Hurricane #15 (Orlene) luckily weakened and tracked N and stayed away for the Islands. We’ll only see average surf now along windward this Wed-Friday. (First models fantasized 8’ surf, thus proving the possible variations with such tropical systems). The season isn’t over technically till Nov 30th. Again, it could stop before or after pending the boss’s orders: Mother Nature.

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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