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645am OBs for Thursday 2/23/17 Powered by Used Surfboards Hawaii Grand Open Sunday!

Beautiful Day Leeward with broken clouds for Windward/ Mauka. Some chill in the air Moderate to fresh ENE-NE trades. Small craft advisory for channels.

New moderate NW & moderate+ ENE trade & no South swell. Call 596-SURF (4 updates)

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North Shore:

Up and peaking 10am on New 14 sec NW. Early: Sunset is 3-5' Rocky Pt. same. Pipe 3-4' sets max so far, Chuns 3-4' much improved, Laniakea up to 4' and doable, Ali'i is 2-4' with decent Conditions from moderate ENE trades filling to fresh and scattered clouds.
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West:

Up & peaking 10am on 14 sec NW. Makaha is 2-3' occ higher w/ good shape & smooth offshores & clear.
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Town:

Down on trace isolated 2' windswell from yesterday. Surf is smooth offshores at 0-1' at knee to thigh-high max from Bowls to Rock Piles to Kaisers... Threes-Pops-Queens mostly 0-1'; Clean early with moderate offshore ENE trades filling to fresh and mostly clear.
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Diamond Head:

Down & holding on the tiny background South and mostly wind swell. Surf is 1-2' tattered, weak peaks all over, 10-25 side-shore ENE trades from Lighthouse to Right hands, Cliffs etc; Moderate+ and scattered-scattered clouds.
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Sandy's:

Down from yesterday & holding on our trade swell. Surf is 1-2+' out at Full Pt to 1/2. Moderate-fresh side-shore bump from Full Point through 1/2-point & through Middle peaks to Gas Chambers; broken clouds.
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East Makapu'u:

Down a hair & holding trade swell. Surf is 2-3' maybe the odd plus later off and on with plenty typical onshore chop. Moderate-fresh ENE trades filling; fairly cloudy.
Bamp Feb Humor

Weather

Thursday
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Temp
min:
70°F
max: 83°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
18mph NE

Friday
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Temp
min:
69°F
max: 82°F

Mostly Cloudy

Wind:
18mph NE

Saturday
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Temp
min:
68°F
max: 84°F

Mostly Cloudy

Wind:
8mph ENE

Sunday
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Temp
min:
71°F
max: 88°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
8mph ENE

Monday
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Temp
min:
71°F
max: 86°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
8mph E

Range:
10-25mph E-NE

Range:
10-25mph E-NE

Range:
5-15mph E-NE

Range:
5-15mph E-NE

Range:
5-15mph E-NE

North

Thursday
02/23
NW
Haw: 3-5 occ +
Face: 5-9 occ +
Holding
4-5' 14s; fair-good sideoff; fairly clear,
Friday
02/24
NW
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7
Rising Later
5' 12s old + new 3' 18s afternoon=5' WNW surf
Saturday
02/25
W-NW
Haw: 6-8+
Face: 10-15+
Holding
7' 15s
Sunday
02/26
W-NW
Haw: 6-8
Face: 10-15
Dropping Slowly
7' 14s
Monday
02/27
NW
Haw: 3-6+
Face: 5-10+
Dropping Slowly
6' 14s+4' NNE
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West

Thursday
02/23
NW
Haw: 2-4 occ +
Face: 3-7 occ +
Holding
offshore, clear
Friday
02/24
W-NW
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Rising

Saturday
02/25
W-NW
Haw: 5-7
Face: 8-12
Holding

Sunday
02/26
NW
Haw: 4-6+
Face: 6-10+
Dropping Slowly

Monday
02/27
NW
Haw: 3-5
Face: 5-9
Dropping Slowly

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South

Thursday
02/23
S
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Holding
smooth offshores, clear
Friday
02/24
S-SW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Rising Later
.5' 15s; background only
Saturday
02/25
COMBO
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Rising
1' 14s; isolated 2'
Sunday
02/26
SW+SSW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Holding
12 sec
Monday
02/27
SW+SSW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Holding
.3' 15s
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east

Thursday
02/23
E-NE
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Dropping Slowly
4' 9s; choppy, mostly cloudy
Friday
02/24
E-NE
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Dropping Slowly

Saturday
02/25
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding

Sunday
02/26
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding

Monday
02/27
E-NE
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Rising

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Current Swells:

Thursday   02/23
Primary: Rising  NW  3-5+' surf at 14s
Secondary: Holding  E-NE  2-3' surf at 9 sec
Third: Holding  S-SE  1' surf at 9 sec
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Marine Warnings:

Thursday   02/23
Small craft to advisory for channels
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Sailing Report:

Thursday   02/23
Good with ENE Trades filling to fresh
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Diving Report:

Thursday   02/23
Fair for deep North, poor for East, good for deeper West, good for South

Oahu

SUNSET
Thursday   02/23
NW
Haw: 3-5+
Face: 5-9+
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
fair to good

ROCKY POINT
Thursday   02/23
NW
Haw: 3-5
Face: 5-9
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
good

Pipeline
Thursday   02/23
NW
Haw: 3-4
Face: 5-7
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
fair

HALEIWA
Thursday   02/23
NW
Haw: 3-4+
Face: 5-7+
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
fair to good

MAKAHA
Thursday   02/23
NW
Haw: 2-3 occ 4
Face: 3-5 occ 7
ENE Trades light-moderate
good

ALA MOANA
Thursday   02/23
S
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
weak

Waikiki
Thursday   02/23
S
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
smooth

Diamond Head
Thursday   02/23
COMBO
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
bumpy

Sandy Beach
Thursday   02/23
COMBO
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
bumpy

Makapuu
Thursday   02/23
NE
Haw: 2-3 occ +
Face: 3-5 occ +
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
choppy

Maui

Hookipa
Thursday   02/23
NW+N
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
bumpy

Honolua
Thursday   02/23
NW+N
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
semi-clean

Kihei
Thursday   02/23
S
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades moderate-fresh
smooth

Hana
Thursday   02/23
E-NE
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7
Trades moderate-fresh
choppy

Lahaina
Thursday   02/23
S
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
ENE Trades moderate
smooth

Kauai

Hanalei
Thursday   02/23
NW
Haw: 3-5+
Face: 5-9+
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
good

Majors
Thursday   02/23
NW
Haw: 2-4+
Face: 3-7+
Trades moderate-fresh
good

Poipu
Thursday   02/23
S
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Trades moderate-fresh
fair

Kapaa
Thursday   02/23
COMBO
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
choppy

Big Island

Hamakua Coast
Thursday   02/23
COMBO
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Trades moderate-fresh
choppy
on isolated wrap
Kohala
Thursday   02/23
COMBO
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades moderate-fresh
good

Kona
Thursday   02/23
COMBO
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Trades light-moderate
good

Hilo
Thursday   02/23
NE
Haw: 1-3 occ +
Face: 2-5 occ +
ENE Trades moderate-fresh
choppy

Kau
Thursday   02/23
COMBO
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
ENE 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 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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