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645am OBs for Saturday 2/18/17 Powered by The 41st Annual Buffalo Big Board Surfing Classic

Light and variable early increasing to fresh pace by mid-day (10-25mph). Scattered clouds for Leeward and broken clouds for Windward/ Mauka. Small craft advisory for this afternoon.

Small easing WNW, holding background S hemi, holding trade swell . Call 596-SURF (4 updates)

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North Shore:

Down & dropping 13 sec WNW. Surf is 2-3' occ.+ for select magnets with smooth and consistent chest to head-high sets. Sunset is @ 2-3' occ.+, Rocky 2-3', Pipe up to 2-3' (decent crowd), Chuns/Jockos 2-3+, Laniakea 2-3'+ (clean lines), Ali'i up to occ 1-3'' near dawn; clean early with light variables increasing to fresh pace by mid-day and scattered clouds.
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West:

Down & dropping NW. Makaha is 1-2' occ.+' and smooth with early light winds increasing to fresh pace by early afternoon. Buffalo Big Board Surf Classic the next 2 weekends; Passing clouds with plenty of sun.
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Town:

Down and holding 11 sec SSW and remnant W wrap. Surf is 0-1.5' occ. 2' for top reef sections with small but clean, inconsistent sets from Bowls to Rock Piles to Kaisers... Threes-Pops-Queens mostly knee to thigh high; Smooth early with light variables increasing to fresh pace by mid-day and scattered clouds.
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Diamond Head:

Down & holding tiny S hemi and background W wrap. Surf is 0-2' with consistent knee to waist-high sets and decent energy from Lighthouse to Right hands, Cliffs etc; light winds early increasing to fresh pace (10-25mph) and scattered clouds.
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Sandy's:

Holding small trade swell and N wrap mix. Surf is 0-2' and fair to good early with light variables increasing by mid-day from Full Point through 1/2-point & through Middle peaks to Gas Chambers; scattered clouds.
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East Makapu'u:

Holding on the tiny N and mix of trade swell. Surf is 1-2' and breaking mostly onshore with top sets reaching waist to chest high. Light and variable early increasing to fresh by this afternoon generating chop from Left to Keiki's side; broken clouds.
Bamp: Feb Aoki

Weather

Sunday
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Temp
min:
70°F
max: 81°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
23mph NE

Monday
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Temp
min:
71°F
max: 82°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
28mph ENE

Tuesday
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Temp
min:
70°F
max: 82°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
23mph ENE

Wednesday
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Temp
min:
69°F
max: 83°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
23mph ENE

Thursday
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Temp
min:
68°F
max: 83°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
18mph NE

Range:
15-30mph NE

Range:
15-30mph E-NE

Range:
10-25mph E-NE

Range:
10-25mph E-NE

Range:
10-20mph E-NE

North

Sunday
02/19
NW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Rising Later
building 12sec, 8' surf afternoon
Monday
02/20
NW
Haw: 5-8
Face: 8-14
Dropping
8' 12s
Tuesday
02/21
NW
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7
Dropping
5' 10 sec
Wednesday
02/22
W-NW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Rising Later
2' 16 sec
Thursday
02/23
NW
Haw: 6-8+
Face: 10-15+
Holding
7' 15s
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West

Sunday
02/19
NW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Rising
6' surf afternoon, stiff offshore
Monday
02/20
NW
Haw: 4-6+
Face: 6-10+
Holding

Tuesday
02/21
NW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
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

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South

Sunday
02/19
S-SW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Holding

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

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

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

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

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east

Sunday
02/19
NE
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Holding

Monday
02/20
E-NE
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Rising

Tuesday
02/21
E-NE
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Holding

Wednesday
02/22
E-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Holding
7' 8s
Thursday
02/23
E-NE
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Holding
6' 9s
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Current Swells:

Sunday   02/19
Primary: Rising  W-NW  2-4' surf at 14 sec
Secondary: Holding  N-NE  1-2' surf at 10 sec
Third: Holding  COMBO  1' surf at 10 sec
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Marine Warnings:

Sunday   02/19
Small craft advisory for channels
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Sailing Report:

Sunday   02/19
Fair to good with trades filling to strong
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Diving Report:

Sunday   02/19
Fair for deeper North, fair for deeper West, fair-good for South and fair for select East dives

Oahu

SUNSET
Sunday   02/19
NW
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
ENE Trades fresh-strong
fair to good

ROCKY POINT
Sunday   02/19
NW
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
ENE Trades fresh-strong
fairly clean

Pipeline
Sunday   02/19
NW
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
ENE Trades moderate
fairly clean

HALEIWA
Sunday   02/19
NW
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
fair to good

MAKAHA
Sunday   02/19
NW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
ENE Trades light-moderate
smooth

ALA MOANA
Sunday   02/19
S-SW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
fairly clean

Waikiki
Sunday   02/19
S-SW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
fair to good

Diamond Head
Sunday   02/19
COMBO
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
bumpy

Sandy Beach
Sunday   02/19
COMBO
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades moderate-strong
bumpy

Makapuu
Sunday   02/19
ENE+N
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
ENE Trades moderate-strong
choppy

Maui

Hookipa
Sunday   02/19
S+SSW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
fair to good

Honolua
Sunday   02/19
W-NW
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Trades very light
rainy, stormy

Kihei
Sunday   02/19
S-SW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Trades moderate-strong
fair to good

Hana
Sunday   02/19
ENE+N
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Trades moderate-fresh
choppy

Lahaina
Sunday   02/19
S+SSW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Trades very light
smooth

Kauai

Hanalei
Sunday   02/19
W-NW
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7
Trades fresh-strong
fair to good

Majors
Sunday   02/19
W-NW
Haw: 1-3+
Face: 2-5+
Trades moderate-strong
fairly clean

Poipu
Sunday   02/19
S+SSW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
ENE Trades moderate-strong
fair to good

Kapaa
Sunday   02/19
COMBO
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
ENE Trades fresh-strong
choppy

Big Island

Hamakua Coast
Sunday   02/19
S+SSW
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
fairly clean

Kohala
Sunday   02/19
W-NW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
ENE Trades moderate-strong
smooth

Kona
Sunday   02/19
S+SSW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trades very light
fair

Hilo
Sunday   02/19
S+SSW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
ENE Trades moderate-strong
choppy

Kau
Sunday   02/19
S+SSW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
ENE Trades moderate-strong
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 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)

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