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645am Obs. Saturday 5/28 powered by The Local Motion Surf into Summer

Easterly trades remain calm through the day. Heavy clouds for Windward/ Mauka, scattered broken clouds for Leeward parts. No advsrys.

SW energy fades. ENE trade swell holds. Micro NW holds. Call the SNN Hotline 596-SURF 7a, 12, 3, 5p

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North Shore:

Holding on a tiny 9 sec NE. Sunset Pt. to Pipe - flat, Chuns 0-1.5, Laniakea flat to inches, Haleiwa - flat. Nice and clean with early light Easterly trades at 5-10mph and sunny skies.
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West:

Holding on a small 14 sec. SW. Makaha 0-1' behind the inside reef and nice conditions with light offshore and sunny.
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Town:

Down and holding on a 14 sec SW. Surf is 1-2+ (20 min. wait between larger sets) for select reefs like Bowls, Kewalos, Kaisers, Waikiki is 1-2' and fair to good with light side-shore and broken clouds.
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Diamond Head:

Down and holding on the 14 sec. SW swell. Surf is 1-2'+ with fair conditions at Right hands/Cliffs/Lite House; Light East trades early shifting to variable mid-day with moderate clouds.
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Sandy's:

Down and holding on the small SW. Surf is 1-2' from Full Pt - 1/2 point, 1-2' occ.+ surf from Lifeguards to Chambers. Fair - good early with light side-shore and scattered clouds.
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East Makapu'u:

Down and Holding on an 8 sec East trade swell, 1-2' at Makapu'u inside on left and toward the middle and 0-2' at Keiki's side & light Easterly trades shifting to variable by mid-day.

Weather

Saturday
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Temp
min:
73°F
max: 85°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
8mph ESE

Sunday
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Temp
min:
72°F
max: 86°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
3mph ENE

Monday
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Temp
min:
71°F
max: 86°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
13mph NE

Tuesday
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Temp
min:
73°F
max: 83°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
18mph NE

Wednesday
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Temp
min:
72°F
max: 84°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
18mph ENE

Range:
5-10mph Light/Var
seabreezes toward noon
Range:
5-7mph Light/Var
seabreezes toward noon
Range:
5-7mph Light/Var
NE flow, seabreezes toward noon
Range:
5-7mph Light/Var
NE flow, seabreezes toward noon
Range:
5-15mph NE
to late AM seabreezes

North

Saturday
05/28
NE
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Holding
2' 10 sec.
Sunday
05/29
NW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Rising
2' midday; 2' 14 sec
Monday
05/30
NW
Haw: 2-3 occ +
Face: 3-5 occ +
Holding
3+' 12 sec
Tuesday
05/31
NW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Dropping
3+' 10 sec
Wednesday
06/01
NW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Dropping

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West

Saturday
05/28
SW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Holding
2' 14 sec
Sunday
05/29
SSE+SSW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Rising Later
1' 18 sec SSE
Monday
05/30
SSE+SSW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Rising
2' 15 sec
Tuesday
05/31
SSE+SSW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Dropping
2' 14 sec
Wednesday
06/01
SSW+SSE
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Rising

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South

Saturday
05/28
SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Dropping
2' 14 sec.
Sunday
05/29
SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Rising
1' 15 sec SSE
Monday
05/30
SSE+SSW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Rising
2' 15 sec SSE
Tuesday
05/31
S-SE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Holding

Wednesday
06/01
SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Rising
+ SSE
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east

Saturday
05/28
E-NE
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Holding
4' 8 sec. trade
Sunday
05/29
E-NE
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Holding

Monday
05/30
E-NE
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Holding

Tuesday
05/31
E-NE
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Holding

Wednesday
06/01
E-NE
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Holding

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Current Swells:

Saturday   05/28
Primary: Dropping  SW  1-2' surf at 14 sec
Secondary: Dropping  E  1-2' surf at 8 sec
Third: Dropping  NE  .5' surf at 7 sec
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Marine Warnings:

Saturday   05/28
None but Extreme UV
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Sailing Report:

Saturday   05/28
Poor to Fair for all shores, calm to E trades veering to Variable to midday seabreezes
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Diving Report:

Saturday   05/28
Great for North, for West and fair for South and good along East shores!

Oahu

SUNSET
Saturday   05/28
NE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Calm to light
clean

ROCKY POINT
Saturday   05/28
NE
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Calm to light
fairly clean

Pipeline
Saturday   05/28
NE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Calm to seabreezes
smooth

HALEIWA
Saturday   05/28
NE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Calm to light
semi-clean
seabreezes comng
MAKAHA
Saturday   05/28
SW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Calm to seabreezes
clean
onshores 10am-ish
ALA MOANA
Saturday   05/28
SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Calm to trades
semi-clean
seabreezes comng
Waikiki
Saturday   05/28
SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Calm to seabreezes
good

Diamond Head
Saturday   05/28
SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Calm to light
fair to good
seabreezes comng
Sandy Beach
Saturday   05/28
COMBO
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Calm to trades
fair
seabreezes comng
Makapuu
Saturday   05/28
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Calm to light
slightly choppy

Maui

Hookipa
Saturday   05/28
NE
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Calm to light
smooth

Honolua
Saturday   05/28
NE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Variables
smooth

Kihei
Saturday   05/28
SW
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
Calm to light
smooth
seabreezes comng
Hana
Saturday   05/28
E-NE
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Variables
clean

Lahaina
Saturday   05/28
SW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Variables
good
seabreezes comng

Kauai

Hanalei
Saturday   05/28
NE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Variables
diving , paddling and fishin'
onshores comin
Majors
Saturday   05/28
SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Variables
good
onshores comin
Poipu
Saturday   05/28
SW
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Variables
good
onshores comin
Kapaa
Saturday   05/28
E-NE
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Variables
smooth

Big Island

Hamakua Coast
Saturday   05/28
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades very light
smooth

Kohala
Saturday   05/28
COMBO
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades very light
diving , paddling and fishin'

Kona
Saturday   05/28
SW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Variables
smooth
onshores comin
Hilo
Saturday   05/28
E-NE
Haw: 0-2
Face: 0-3
Variables
clean

Kau
Saturday   05/28
COMBO
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Variables
smooth
seabreezes comng

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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