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645am OBS Thursday 4/29 brought to you by Schaper Surfboards

Clearing for Leeward (cloudy windward/mauka) with moderate to fresh E trades. Small Craft Adv. for channels.

Micro N-NNW + small S-SSW & moderate trade swell. Call the SNN Hotline 596-SURF.

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North Shore:

Down and holding on a short 11 sec N-NNW with Sunset Pt hitting 2' max, Pipe 0-1', Ehukai area maybe 2' with Chuns 0-1.5' to Laniakea 1-2' with good, clean offshores & fairly cloudy.
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West:

Holding S-SSW + Down on NNW. Makaha with 1-2+' sets on the inside, behind reef w/ offshores & fairly clear.
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Town:

Holding the 14 sec SSW. Surfs fun 1-2.5' sets and good shape for top reefs like Bowls (States is ON thru Sunday), Kewalos. Surf's 1-2' mostly at Queens/Canoes with fair side-off texture; moderate E trades with fairly clear.
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Diamond Head:

Holding on a 14 sec SSW + 9 sec Windswell. Dawn has 2-3' solid with blustery 15-25mph sideshores creating bump but walls to be had at Right hands/Cliffs/Lite House...fairly cloudy.
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Sandy's:

Holding on a 9 sec Trade swell. Holding the SSW pulse at 2-3' sets with some plus' out in front of the Lifeguards, 3' from Full Pt - 1/2 point, 3' steel at Gas Chambers.
Stiff 10-25mph bumpy sideshores East Trades and fairly cloudy.
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East Makapu'u:

Holding on a 9 sec Wind swell at 2-3'+ at Makapu'u breaking outside on left and 1-3' at Keiki's & typical choppy onshore from brisk East trades & mostly cloudy.

Weather

Friday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 88°F

Clear

Wind:
18mph ENE

Saturday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 89°F

Clear

Wind:
18mph ENE

Sunday
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Temp
min:
73°F
max: 88°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
23mph ENE

Monday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 88°F

Clear

Wind:
23mph ENE

Tuesday
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Temp
min:
73°F
max: 88°F

Clear

Wind:
23mph ENE

Range:
10-25mph E
Small craft Adv
Range:
10-20mph E

Range:
10-25mph E-NE

Range:
10-25mph E-NE

Range:
10-25mph E-NE

North

Friday
04/29
N-NW
Haw: 0-2
Face: 0-3
Rising Evening
2' 11 sec; clean offshore, fairly cloudy
Saturday
04/30
NW
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7
Rising
4' 11 sec
Sunday
05/01
NW
Haw: 3-5
Face: 5-9
Rising
5' 12 sec
Monday
05/02
NW
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7
Dropping
4' 10 sec
Tuesday
05/03
NW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Dropping
3' 9 sec
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West

Friday
04/29
NNW+SSW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Rising Evening
Clean/partly Clear
Saturday
04/30
NW SSW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Rising

Sunday
05/01
NW SSW
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Rising

Monday
05/02
COMBO
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Dropping

Tuesday
05/03
COMBO
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Holding

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South

Friday
04/29
SSE+SSW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Holding
2' 15 sec; semi clean/partly clear
Saturday
04/30
SSE+SSW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Rising
1.5' 20sec
Sunday
05/01
SSE+SSW
Haw: 2-3 occ 4
Face: 3-5 occ 7
Rising
1.5' 18 sec SSE + 3' 16 sec later
Monday
05/02
S-SW
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7
Holding
3' 15s
Tuesday
05/03
S-SW
Haw: 2-3 occ 4
Face: 3-5 occ 7
Dropping Slowly
3' 14s
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east

Friday
04/29
E
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Holding

Saturday
04/30
E
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Rising

Sunday
05/01
E-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Holding

Monday
05/02
E-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Holding

Tuesday
05/03
E-NE
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Holding

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Current Swells:

Friday   04/29
Primary: Holding  E  2-3+' surf at 9 sec
Secondary: Holding  S-SW  1-2+' surf at 15 sec
Third: Rising  N-NW  1-2' surf at 11 sec
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Marine Warnings:

Friday   04/29
Box Jellys along South and West shores, SCA for channels near Maui and Big I
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Sailing Report:

Friday   04/29
Good for all shores with 10-25 mph E trades (Lighter in AM)
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Diving Report:

Friday   04/29
Good for north, good for west shores. Good for deeper south shores, fair for select East . Shallow surges

Oahu

SUNSET
Friday   04/29
N-NW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Trades moderate-fresh
smooth

ROCKY POINT
Friday   04/29
N-NW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Trades moderate-fresh
clean

Pipeline
Friday   04/29
N-NW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Trades moderate-fresh
smooth

HALEIWA
Friday   04/29
N-NW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Trades moderate-fresh
good

MAKAHA
Friday   04/29
NW SSW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades light-moderate
smooth

ALA MOANA
Friday   04/29
S-SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trades moderate-fresh
fair to good
State Surfing Championships
Waikiki
Friday   04/29
S-SW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Trades moderate-fresh
good

Diamond Head
Friday   04/29
COMBO
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Trades moderate-fresh
choppy

Sandy Beach
Friday   04/29
COMBO
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
East Trades moderate-fresh
bumpy

Makapuu
Friday   04/29
E
Haw: 2-3 occ +
Face: 3-5 occ +
Trades moderate-fresh
choppy

Maui

Hookipa
Friday   04/29
N-NW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Trades moderate-fresh
bumpy

Honolua
Friday   04/29
N-NW
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Trades moderate-fresh
good

Kihei
Friday   04/29
COMBO
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades moderate-fresh
diving , paddling and fishin'

Hana
Friday   04/29
E
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Trades moderate-fresh
choppy

Lahaina
Friday   04/29
S-SW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Trades moderate
smooth

Kauai

Hanalei
Friday   04/29
N-NW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades moderate-fresh
good

Majors
Friday   04/29
N-NW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Trades moderate-fresh
fair to good

Poipu
Friday   04/29
S-SW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Trades moderate-fresh
fair to good

Kapaa
Friday   04/29
E
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Trades moderate-fresh
choppy

Big Island

Hamakua Coast
Friday   04/29
COMBO
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Trades moderate-fresh
choppy

Kohala
Friday   04/29
N-NW
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades moderate-fresh
Offshore

Kona
Friday   04/29
S-SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades moderate
smooth

Hilo
Friday   04/29
E
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
East Trades moderate-fresh
bumpy

Kau
Friday   04/29
ENE+S
Haw: 2-3 occ +
Face: 3-5 occ +
Trades moderate-fresh
choppy

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

Wednesday 4/13/16

Quick-look…Declining 13 sec NW swell still hitting 6’ this morning at Sunset and a bit smaller most everywhere else. Conditions were poor to fair overall with super gusty ENE trades.

NPAC:
The Jet further South for this season looks strong (170kt pockets) from Japan to well east of our longitude. El Nino is pretty much in the history books but plenty swell is still being generated. We still have plenty support for surface gale lows as you’ll read below. There were 2 storms this week. By the end of this week the Jet off Japan is weak-broken and split near the dateline. However, by Friday there’s a deep dip our side of the dateline pointing SE for yet another wintery Low. All in all the jet is active and moving up and down across the NPAC with highs sandwiched in-between tracking toward the east thru the 7 day models. This means trades and waves galore.

Recent #1: Tuesday saw a 15 sec NW with surf ramping to over 12’ for top reefs by midday. It was a few feet bigger than expected. This past weekend saw a Low off Japan hit the dateline with up to 45-55kts and over 30’ seas. The track went North of us by Monday as it weakened. Surf dropped to 6’ Wednesday.

Next #2: Friday sees a long period NW-WNW rise all day peaking late afternoon into nite and even into Saturday with surf reaching 10-12+’ again for Sunset and a pinch smaller for most other reefs. A powerful wintery slow East tracking 50kt Low pops late Monday 4/11 600 miles west of the dateline and grows much broader than the preceding Low. It reaches the dateline Wednesday with some 40’ seas as it weakens rapidly moving ENE out of our window. 20 sec forerunners Friday morning will allow for 8’ surf by midday with fat fast moving 18 sec in the afternoon with surf hitting 10’ or more. Well above Advsrys to be posted all day Friday-Saturday (8-12’) but it drops to 7’ Sunday.

Next #4: A small Low pops off Japan end of this week merging with a bigger Low by Saturday the 16th off the Kurils. Seas reach about 30’ as this low tracks ENE up toward the West Aleutians. It soon moves east for to our NNW to N and fades by Tuesday the 19th. So far WW3 is only calling for a 15 sec NW reaching 8’ maybe 10’ Wed the 20th fading some Thur. This is due to the long distance this storm keeps.

Last #5: A smaller weaker gale tracks east of Japan Monday-Tuesday at the dateline by Wednesday up near the central Aleutians. WW3 is hinting at a moderate nice spring level NW midday Friday the 22nd with 14 sec surf reaching 5-7’ by evening and lasting solid 6’ for Saturday.



SPAC:

The Jet: starts off poor this week with tons of ‘blue’ in the region showing off the High pressure. Then we turn around by Thursday the 14th with a nice broad long lasting trough tracking ENE up the NZL coast. We go quite again until a deeper jet flow E to ENE Monday the 18th. We’re still warming up but still our first real SSW of spring is nearing. Read below.

Recent and current: it’s been fun but small 13-15 sec SW-SSW-S swells the past week thanks to an ongoing series minor fetches down under. All the swells tho’ have been 1’ to 1.5’ open ocean so not enough to get head high and over.

Next #1-#2: The above scenario continues with a 1’ 15 sec SW Thurs-Friday the 14-15th. Another Taz does the same thing Sunday Monday 17-18th.

Next #3: There’s a Low tracking ESE away from us under Tahiti from this past weekend 9-10th and most its energy will pass off to our east. However, we may see trace SSE surf reach 2’ this coming weekend.

Next #4: A large area of storminess tracks from under NZL this Wed and builds esp by Friday with a 45-55kt and 30’ seas Low garnering a good ENE track and captured fetch into Saturday. The fetch is broad and allows for more fully developed seas. Right now ww3 calls for 20 sec forerunners Wed the 20th but only .5’ of swell. Look for a slow rise all day into the night. Thursday at dawn we may see lully 3’ surf from the SSW (1.5’ swell at 20 sec). It will fill in more consistently in the Pm peak Friday at solid 4’-Saturday occ 4’ Sunday at 3’ solid with nice 14-16 sec periods.

Last #5 (Long Range): Saturday the 16th we see a big Low under NZL again. This one doesn’t quite have the NE bound flow we need but it’s still ENE into Tuesday the 19th with some 35’ and very broad seas. Hopefully this will make up for the lack of captured fetch. So far ww3 is showing a smaller but nice 3’ SSW with swell of 1.5’ and 20 sec forerunners Sunday the 24th. Reefs that refract deep water swell love to focus such periods. And even tho’ its 2’ of Open Ocean swell it could get overhead at top reefs. The SSW will last at 2-3’ into Wed 4/27.

Windward: Average 2-4’ now from strong windswell w/ Minor downward variations into next week.

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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