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645 OBS Tuesday 5/24 powered by The Local Motion Surf into Summer

Bright morning with Light to Moderate ENE trades filling. Extreme UV's.

BIG PICTURE LINK UPDATED SAT. Small ENE trade swell, new small SSW. Call the SNN Hotline 596-SURF 7a, 12, 3, 5p

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North Shore:

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

Up and Holding a tiny SSW. Makaha 0-1 behind the inside reef and glassy; clean lite offshores filling with seabrez later; clear.
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Town:

Up and holding on a small 15 sec SSW. Surf is 1-2' for many reefs like Bowls, Kewalos, Kaisers, Waikiki is 1-2' and light, clean offshores with mostly clear skies.
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Diamond Head:

Up and holding on a 15 sec SSW. Surf is 1-2 occ 3' and fair semi bumpy occas lined up walls at Right hands/Cliffs/Lite House; minimal clouds.
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Sandy's:

Up and Holding on the SSW + 8 sec trade. Surf is 1-2' occ 3' from Full Pt - 1/2 point, 1-3' surf from Lifeguards to Chambers. Good, side off early with light NE trades. Fairly clear.
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East Makapu'u:

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

Weather

Tuesday
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Temp
min:
75°F
max: 89°F

Clear

Wind:
18mph ENE

Wednesday
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Temp
min:
75°F
max: 89°F

Thunderstorm

Wind:
8mph ENE

Thursday
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Temp
min:
76°F
max: 90°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
13mph E

Friday
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Temp
min:
76°F
max: 90°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
18mph E

Saturday
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Temp
min:
75°F
max: 90°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
13mph E

Range:
5-15+mph E-NE
lighter tonight
Range:
5-10mph E-NE
veering variable to late AM onshore seabrz
Range:
5-7mph Light/Var
onshore seabrz toward midday
Range:
5-7mph Light/Var
trade flow to onshores midday
Range:
5-7mph Light/Var

North

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

Saturday
05/28
NE
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Holding

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West

Tuesday
05/24
S-SW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Rising
Glassy dawn, to light offshore to onshore later, clear
Wednesday
05/25
SW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Holding

Thursday
05/26
SW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Rising
1' 20 sec
Friday
05/27
SW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Rising

Saturday
05/28
SW
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Holding
2' 15 sec
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South

Tuesday
05/24
SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Rising
1.5' 15 sec, clean, clear
Wednesday
05/25
SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Rising Later
.5' 22 sec Taz forerunners
Thursday
05/26
SW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Rising
1' 20 sec
Friday
05/27
SW
Haw: 2-3 occ 4
Face: 3-5 occ 7
Rising
2.5' 16 sec
Saturday
05/28
SW
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Holding

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east

Tuesday
05/24
E-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Holding
slightly bumpy, fairly clear
Wednesday
05/25
E-NE
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
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

Saturday
05/28
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding

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Current Swells:

Tuesday   05/24
Primary: Holding  E  1-2-3' surf at 8 sec
Secondary: Holding  S-SW  2+' surf at 15sec
Third: Expected  SW  2+' surf at 20 sec Thursday
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Marine Warnings:

Tuesday   05/24
None but Extreme UV
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Sailing Report:

Tuesday   05/24
Fair to Good for all shores with filling near moderate ENE trades (Light in AM)
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Diving Report:

Tuesday   05/24
Great for North, for West and good for deeper South and select East spots

Oahu

SUNSET
Tuesday   05/24
NE
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
ENE Trades light-moderate
smooth

ROCKY POINT
Tuesday   05/24
NE
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Trades light
smooth

Pipeline
Tuesday   05/24
NE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
ENE Trades light-moderate
smooth

HALEIWA
Tuesday   05/24
NE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
East Trades light
diving , paddling and fishin'

MAKAHA
Tuesday   05/24
SW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
ENE Trades light
clean

ALA MOANA
Tuesday   05/24
SW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Trades light-moderate
good

Waikiki
Tuesday   05/24
SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
ENE Trades light-moderate
good

Diamond Head
Tuesday   05/24
COMBO
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Trades light-moderate
fair to good

Sandy Beach
Tuesday   05/24
COMBO
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
ENE Trades light-moderate
fair to good

Makapuu
Tuesday   05/24
E-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
ENE Trades light-moderate
slightly bumpy

Maui

Hookipa
Tuesday   05/24
NE
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Trades light-moderate
slightly bumpy

Honolua
Tuesday   05/24
NE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades light-moderate
diving , paddling and fishin'

Kihei
Tuesday   05/24
COMBO
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades light-moderate
diving , paddling and fishin'

Hana
Tuesday   05/24
E-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Trades light-moderate
bumpy

Lahaina
Tuesday   05/24
SSE+SSW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Trades light
smooth

Kauai

Hanalei
Tuesday   05/24
NE
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Trades light
diving , paddling and fishin'

Majors
Tuesday   05/24
SW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Trades light
good
onshores comin
Poipu
Tuesday   05/24
SSE+SSW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades light-moderate
good

Kapaa
Tuesday   05/24
E-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Trades light-moderate
bumpy

Big Island

Hamakua Coast
Tuesday   05/24
E-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Trades moderate
bumpy

Kohala
Tuesday   05/24
COMBO
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades moderate
diving , paddling and fishin'
sailin'
Kona
Tuesday   05/24
SSE+SSW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Trades moderate
smooth

Hilo
Tuesday   05/24
E-NE
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Trades moderate
bumpy

Kau
Tuesday   05/24
ENE+SSW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Trades moderate
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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