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645am Obs Tuesay 7/26 powered by Hans Hedemann Surf School Board Blow Out.

Clear skies, NE trades are back, light and filling to moderate. Brown Water Advsry from flooding & sewage spills. Small Craft adv for channels east of Molokai.

BIG PICTURE Updated 23rd. Trade swells hold, new SSW builds. Call the SNN Hotline 596-SURF 7a, 12, 3, 5p

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North Shore:

Brown water run off. Down and dropping on a 8 sec NE swell. Surf is 0-1' only for select reefs and smooth with site offshores. Sunset 0-1', Rockies Pt 0-1', Pipe is flat 0-0' Chuns 0-1/2', Laniakea 0-1.5', Haleiwa 0-0'. Light NE Trades and nice weather but stay out of brown water zone.
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West:

Down but rising on the micro 16 sec SSW. Makaha is 0-1' breaking inside & on the reef. Select focusing reef sections seeing larger 2' sets. Skies cleared but watch for brown water advsry signs.
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Town:

Up and rising on the new 16 sec SSW and dropping on the old small 13 sec SSW. Surf is 1-2+' from Kewalos to Ala Moana to Kaisers (bad water). Smooth offshores and clear skies but Brown Dirty Water at many spots.
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Diamond Head:

Up and rising on the long period SSW and old swell. Surf is small 1-2' with some 2.5' and inconsistent with some bumpy side-offshores from Right Hands, Cliffs to Lighthouse. Clear skies, sketchy water quality.
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Sandy's:

Up and holding on the new SSW and faded 8 sec ENE trade. Surf is 1-2-3' from Full Pt - 1/2 point area, Pipe-littles 1-3' from Middle Peaks-into the Chambers 1-3'; nice and clean and clear.
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East Makapu'u:

Down and dropping on the 8 sec ENE swell. Makapu'u is 1-2' maybe a plus set and mushy onshores again. Few sets breaking outside of Generals & moving across the bay. Surf is 1-2' max at Keiki's. Partly sunny.

Weather

Tuesday
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Temp
min:
79°F
max: 93°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
13mph ENE

Wednesday
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Temp
min:
78°F
max: 92°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
23mph ENE

Thursday
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Temp
min:
78°F
max: 90°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
23mph ENE

Friday
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Temp
min:
77°F
max: 90°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
23mph NE

Saturday
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Temp
min:
77°F
max: 91°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
18mph ENE

Range:
10-20mph NE
small craft advsry
Range:
10-25mph NE
small craft advsry
Range:
15-30mph NE
small craft advsry
Range:
10-25mph NE
small craft advsry
Range:
5-15mph E-NE

North

Tuesday
07/26
NE
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Dropping
Brown Water, smooth lite side offshore, fairly clear
Wednesday
07/27
NE
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Holding

Thursday
07/28
NE
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Holding

Friday
07/29
NE
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Holding

Saturday
07/30
NE
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Holding

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West

Tuesday
07/26
S-SW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Rising
smooth offshore, partly clear
Wednesday
07/27
SW+SSW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Rising
2.5' 14 sec
Thursday
07/28
SW+SSW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Rising
2.5' 14 sec
Friday
07/29
SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Rising

Saturday
07/30
SW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Rising

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South

Tuesday
07/26
S-SW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Rising
smooth offshores, mostly clear, dirty water
Wednesday
07/27
S-SW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Rising
2.5' 14 sec
Thursday
07/28
S-SW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Rising
2.5' 15 sec
Friday
07/29
SW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Rising Later

Saturday
07/30
SW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Rising

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east

Tuesday
07/26
E-NE
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Dropping
onshore bumpiness, fairly cloudy
Wednesday
07/27
E-NE
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Holding

Thursday
07/28
E-NE
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Rising
7' 8 sec
Friday
07/29
E-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Holding

Saturday
07/30
E-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Dropping

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Current Swells:

Tuesday   07/26
Primary: Dropping  E-NE  1-2+' surf at 9 sec
Secondary: Rising  S-SW  1-2+' surf at 16 sec
Third: Dropping  S-SW  2' surf at 13 sec
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Marine Warnings:

Tuesday   07/26
Brown water Advisory for all Oahu, small craft advsry for channels east of Molokai
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Sailing Report:

Tuesday   07/26
Fair-good and improving for all shores early with trades returning and filling 10-20mph
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Diving Report:

Tuesday   07/26
Brown water run off: Poor for North, poor for West, poor for South and poor for East dives.

Oahu

SUNSET
Tuesday   07/26
NE
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Trades light
Side-Offshore

ROCKY POINT
Tuesday   07/26
NE
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Trades light
Side-Offshore

Pipeline
Tuesday   07/26
NE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades light
murky

HALEIWA
Tuesday   07/26
NE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades light
smooth

MAKAHA
Tuesday   07/26
S-SW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Trades very light
smooth

ALA MOANA
Tuesday   07/26
S-SW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Trades light
smooth
brown, dirty
Waikiki
Tuesday   07/26
S-SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades light
smooth
isolated brown, dirty
Diamond Head
Tuesday   07/26
COMBO
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Trades light
slightly bumpy

Sandy Beach
Tuesday   07/26
COMBO
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Trades light
fair to good

Makapuu
Tuesday   07/26
E-NE
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Trades light
bumpy

Maui

Hookipa
Tuesday   07/26
NE
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Trades light
fair

Honolua
Tuesday   07/26
NE
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Trades light
smooth

Kihei
Tuesday   07/26
S-SW
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades light
smooth

Hana
Tuesday   07/26
E-NE
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Trades light
bumpy

Lahaina
Tuesday   07/26
S-SW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Trades light
smooth

Kauai

Hanalei
Tuesday   07/26
NE
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Trades light
smooth

Majors
Tuesday   07/26
S-SW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Trades light
smooth

Poipu
Tuesday   07/26
S-SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades light
smooth

Kapaa
Tuesday   07/26
E-NE
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Trades light
fair

Big Island

Hamakua Coast
Tuesday   07/26
NE
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Trades light
fair

Kohala
Tuesday   07/26
S-SW
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades light
smooth

Kona
Tuesday   07/26
S-SW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Trades light
smooth

Hilo
Tuesday   07/26
NE
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trades light
smooth

Kau
Tuesday   07/26
E-NE
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Trades light
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 July 23rd

‘Darby’ is the word of the week for waves, winds weather and warnings.
Surf is above warning levels along the Big Is SE and East shores. Maui’s rising too. Makapu’u is solid 6’ and Sandy’s much cleaner at solid 4’ (but it’s all building).

NPAC

Recent-current: We’ve had a near endless run of short period NE trade and tropical storm swells most the summer: One of the most consistent for at least waves to ride in the country in recent memory.

Next 1: Darby rising to 3’ or more esp for NE shores peaking over 6’ local size. The event will fade fast Monday with some underlying long period small ENE from Estelle swell even for Tuesday for upstream winds. Exact height is tough to call with a short fetch period and exact track of Darby up over or below the Islands. Big Is is the main hit for surf.

Next 2: Regular generic NE Trade swell fills back in Thursday onward with no ground swell in sight from the west, NW or central Pacific.


SPAC:

Recent and current: We had some small SW Taz surf up to about 2.5’ at top spots to sets but it’s fading this weekend. The source was a 45-55kt Low in the Taz 7/14.

Next: A Gale NE of NZL last Tuesday may bump us up later Tuesday the 26th to near 3’ surf at 14 sec. thru Wednesday. Light trades will be back after the southerlies from the passage of Darby Monday.

#2: A 45-55kt Low moved east over the Tz last Tuesday the 19th which may push up to 14 sec SSW Thursday-Friday the 28-29th to just over 2’ or about chest high.

Last: We could see some 15 sec SW Taz again filling Sat the 30th but nothing over 2’. We’ll keep an eye out. The Summer has been uneventful but at least it’s been very consistent.

Windward: High Surf warnings with tons of swell all week. Many beaches and parks are closed. Surf along the Big Is is 6-10’ and Maui 4-8’ and Oahu 4-6’ and Kauai 3-5’ but all are rising still.

Tropics: ‘Active’ is the term. In May some Meteorologist thought this year would see 5-7 storms between June 1 and Nov 30. We’ve had 7 already pop up and there’s 4 months to go (Frank and Georgette are behind Darby). Last El Nino season we had about 16 named Hurricanes…the second highest on record. We won’t likely get close to that number but only if this current Tropical Storm machine shuts down for awhile. By July 13th 2015 we already had 11 storms. Fingers crossed things calm down. They should.
The formal outlook calls for a 70% probability for each of the following ranges of activity during the 2016 hurricane season:
• 13-20 named storms,
• 6-11 hurricanes,
• 3-6 major hurricanes
• BE PREPARED
















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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