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DEAL STRUCK ON TURTLE BAY RESORT LAND Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced Thursday that an agreement has been reached between the State of Hawaii, City and County of Honolulu, The Trust for Public Land, and Turtle Bay Resort to establish a conservation easement on 665.8 acres of land at Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku. Portions of this land had previously been planned for development but will now be protected forever from future development. Read the Full Story
MENS is ON for Friday. Plus, Results for the Ladies Day One Rip Curl Pro at Bell Courtney Conlogue © ASP/Cestari The men kicked off at 1115am HI time today in a building 5-8' swell. Mens round one to get done. Then the Ladies head out for their 2nd day of comp surf permitting. Recent update: World's Best Female Surfers Tear Through Round 1 16 April, 2014 Bells Beach, Victoria - Stop No. 3 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP Women's World Championship Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, got underway today on first day of the event window in small punchy waves at the world-famous right hander. The men's event was put on standby while the world's best female surfers ran through the six heats of Round 1. The half day of surfing wasn't short of action and upsets as rookies claimed victory and excellent scores were posted. Read the Full Story
Great travel tips and tricks from Mason Ho If the old saying “The best surfer in the water is the one who’s having the most fun” rings true, then Mason Ho is the best surfer ever. For those of you not familiar with him, allow me to introduce you: Mason is the son of legendary Hawaiian surfer Michael Ho. He’s the brother of women’s world tour standout Coco Ho, and if you ask just about any surfer fromKelly Slater to Dane Reynolds, you’ll no doubt get a consensus that Mason Ho is hands down one of the most exciting, unpredictable, and fun-to-watch surfers on the planet. Whether it’s pulling into massive Pipeline while looking back into the barrel with a huge smile, or doing insanely creative and high-risk aerial surfing over dry reef, Ho’s act on a surfboard is like no one else’s. Read the Full Story
Maui's Kai Lenny claims a win at the 3rd stop of the SUP World Tour After 3 days of intense action at Wadi Adventure Park in the UAE, it all came down to one final heat: 3 lefts, 3 rights and 3 closeouts as 3x World Champion Kai Lenny (Naish) from Maui stepped it up a gear to secure his first win of the season here at the Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam. Read the Full Story
Celebrate Easter and Earth Day this weekend at Camp Erdman! Hurry space is limited! The Ka’ena Pt10k Trail Run is happening Sunday April 20th, 2014. This inaugural event will be held at Camp Erdman on Oahu’s North Shore. This race will be the first of its kind to welcome runners of all skill levels to the beautifully scenic and sometimes challenging trails of Ka’ena Pt. State Park. The Ka’ena Pt. 10k Trail Run is a benefit for Hawaii’s Lifeguard & Water Safety Fund. Read the Full Story
LOCAL SWELL TRACKER:One more WNW Thursday on the models and South is below average till last 1/3 of month. BIG SURF PICTURE 4/12/14 Saturday update The Jet has a 150mph trough inbetween Japan and HI at 30-40N latitude or 600-1200 miles north of us. There's lotsa of broad weak Jet winds from the dateline to over Hawaii thus the wetter weather. A strong High bounces the Jet up and over HI Sunday into next week. Also a new trough moves our way of Japan again Monday allowing for slight potential for continued storm development. By Friday the 18th its very weak tho' extended across the NPAC to the west coast. Hinting of a long term quite period. Read the Full Story
Team Hawaii wins the 2014 VISSLA ISA World Junior Champs Following an incredible week of camaraderie and competition between the 32 National Teams, the Final Day of the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship (WJSC) delivered great waves and exciting surfing performances. The VISSLA ISA WJSC officially closed after all the individual and team champions were crowned. Hawaii is the new VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Gold Medal Team and winner of the Team Champion Trophy. Read the Full Story
Congrats to Michel Bourez Wins Drug Aware Margaret River Pro Michel Bourez takes his first ASP World Tour victory Finalists Michel Bourez and Josh Kerr would take to the water at the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, with both surfers searching for their first career ASP WCT wins. The bout would get off to a slow start, but Bourez would eventually light up two consecutive waves of 6.33 and 7.57 with his patented forehand power. Read the Full Story
Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge celebrates sports and games this weekend Article courtesy of Hawaii Magazine If you’re in the midst of very modern Waikiki this weekend and find yourself yearningt for a glimpse into old Hawaii, check out the 29th annual Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge.

The annual event, which benefits the Waikiki Community Center, is a mix of Hawaii heritage and modern Waikiki fun, with double-hulled canoe races, tug-of-war, stand-up paddle board races and a variety of Makahiki season games such as ulu maika(sand bowling) and konane (Hawaiian checkers).
Read the Full Story
TODAY: Mens Final Rounds At Margaret River Pro Quarterfinalists were decided today at the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, stop No. 2 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour. Following the completion of Round 4 at Main Break, history was made when Round 5 of the competition was held at the iconic Western Australian slab 'The Box' for the first time in history. Read the Full Story
Wanna melt your heart...watch this. A fist full of slabs across the planet...HAwaii's Alex Gray shows he can handle much more than the tropics. Read the Full Story
Largest-ever tagged great white The tagging of a huge five-metre white pointer in King George Sound has presented a potentially huge breakthrough in shark research and a triumph for local Fisheries staff. The massive female great white, estimated to weigh about 1.6 tonnes, was the biggest ever internally tagged in Australia, and one of the largest in the world. Read the Full Story
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Your exclusive Observations for GoodFriday April 18th at 7am update

Small craft advsry's for channels. Cloudy weather today with continuing light NE Trades in the early morning then filling to moderate to fresh E-NE trades later. Tide is dropping out first half of the day to a  -0.1 Low tide at 1130am then pushing up the rest of the day to a 2' High at 630pm.

NORTH: Down and dropping on a WNW at 2-4' at Sunset, 2-3' at Pipe, Chuns...with long lulls and semi bumpy conditions. Buoys 4' 13 seconds.
West: Makaha is down and dropping on the WNW swell; it's 1-2' with lite offshores, smoooooth and clean. Town: Ala Moana, Kaisers, etc. holding on the background S swell Fl-1.5 maybe the occ 2' and smooth. Diamond Head: Holding on the SSE at 0-1.5' occ 2' sets per 15 minutes and decently smooth.  Sandy's: Down and Holding on NE tradeswell at 1-2 occ higher' at Half Pt to Gas Chambers; lite side offshore and clean and crowded.  East: Makapu'u:  Down and holding on NE trade swell at 1-2 occ 3' with less wind and power, bumpy 10-20mph NE trades.

Watch Makapu'u crank out a 5' set on the outside Wednesday at 630am. GO HERE

Events etc
:  Mens round one for the RipCurl Pro Event at Bells is ON for Friday 1115am HI time  for Day 2 forWomen later?  GO HERE

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Congratulations to Michel Bourez! Winner if the The Drug Aware Margret River Pro.  For more - GO HERE

Congratulations to the Hawaii Junior Surf Team! 2014 VISSLA ISA WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPS!!
 

Quote of the Week "I need to feel it as an education to put myself in the zone" Pete Mel on Mavericks Invitational 2014.

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Surf Report

Surf

North
Fri '04/18'
Dropping - W-NW
HAW: 1-3
FACE: 2-5
Sat '04/19'
Dropping - NW
HAW: 2-3+
FACE: 3-5+
cloudy, clean
Sun '04/20'
Dropping - W-NW
HAW: 1-2+
FACE: 1-3+
4-6' NW Wednesday
Mon '04/21'
Dropping - W-NW
HAW: 0-1
FACE: 0-1.5
4-6+' NW Wednesday afternoon
Tue '04/22'
Holding - NW
HAW: 0-1
FACE: 0-1.5
4-6+' NW Wednesday afternoon
Haleiwa
Fri '04/18'
Time
Ht.
H 4:50 AM 0.6 ft.
L 9:25 AM -0.1 ft.
H 5:52 PM 1.6 ft.
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Sunrise: 6:08 AM
Sunset: 6:52 PM
Sat '04/19'
Time
Ht.
L 12:05 AM 0.1 ft.
H 5:48 AM 0.5 ft.
L 10:11 AM -0.1 ft.
H 6:50 PM 1.5 ft.
Sunrise: 6:07 AM
Sunset: 6:52 PM
Sun '04/20'
Time
Ht.
L 1:20 AM 0.1 ft.
H 7:08 AM 0.4 ft.
L 11:11 AM 0 ft.
H 7:54 PM 1.5 ft.
Sunrise: 6:07 AM
Sunset: 6:52 PM
Mon '04/21'
Time
Ht.
L 2:32 AM 0.1 ft.
H 8:49 AM 0.5 ft.
L 12:32 PM 0.1 ft.
H 9:03 PM 1.4 ft.
Sunrise: 6:06 AM
Sunset: 6:53 PM
Tue '04/22'
Time
Ht.
L 3:29 AM 0 ft.
H 10:19 AM 0.6 ft.
L 2:09 PM 0.2 ft.
H 10:08 PM 1.3 ft.
Sunrise: 6:05 AM
Sunset: 6:53 PM

West
Dropping - W-NW
HAW: 0-2
FACE: 0-3
Dropping - NW
HAW: 1-2+
FACE: 1-3+
cloudy, clean
Dropping - W-NW
HAW: 0-1.5
FACE: 0-2
currently 3' 11 sec
Dropping - W-NW
HAW: 0-1
FACE: 0-1.5
Holding - NW
HAW: 0-1
FACE: 0-1.5

South
Holding - SSE+SSW
HAW: 0-1.5
FACE: 0-2
Holding - SSE+SSW
HAW: 0-1.5
FACE: 0-2
cloudy, clean
Holding - SSE+SSW
HAW: 0-1.5
FACE: 0-2
Holding - SSE+SSW
HAW: 0-1.5
FACE: 0-2
Holding - SSE+SSW
HAW: 0-1.5
FACE: 0-2
Honolulu Harbor
Fri '04/18'
Time
Ht.
L 1:02 AM 0.1 ft.
H 5:52 AM 0.7 ft.
L 11:30 AM -0.2 ft.
H 6:54 PM 2 ft.
Sunrise: 6:08 AM
Sunset: 6:52 PM
Sat '04/19'
Time
Ht.
L 2:10 AM 0.1 ft.
H 6:50 AM 0.6 ft.
L 12:16 PM -0.1 ft.
H 7:52 PM 1.9 ft.
Sunrise: 6:07 AM
Sunset: 6:52 PM
Sun '04/20'
Time
Ht.
L 3:25 AM 0.1 ft.
H 8:10 AM 0.5 ft.
L 1:16 PM 0.1 ft.
H 8:56 PM 1.8 ft.
Sunrise: 6:07 AM
Sunset: 6:52 PM
Mon '04/21'
Time
Ht.
L 4:37 AM 0.1 ft.
H 9:51 AM 0.6 ft.
L 2:37 PM 0.2 ft.
H 10:05 PM 1.7 ft.
Sunrise: 6:06 AM
Sunset: 6:53 PM
Tue '04/22'
Time
Ht.
L 5:34 AM 0 ft.
H 11:21 AM 0.7 ft.
L 4:14 PM 0.3 ft.
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Sunrise: 6:05 AM
Sunset: 6:53 PM

East
Rising - E-NE
HAW: 1-3
FACE: 2-5
Holding - E-NE
HAW: 1-3
FACE: 2-5
cloudy, fairly clean
Rising - E-NE
HAW: 2-3
FACE: 3-5
Dropping - E-NE
HAW: 1-3
FACE: 2-5
Holding - E-NE
HAW: 1-3
FACE: 2-5

Winds
Hawaii
Fri '04/18'
NE NE
Mph: 10-25
Sat '04/19'
NE NE
Mph: 10-20+
Sun '04/20'
E-NE E-NE
Mph: 10-25
Mon '04/21'
E-NE E-NE
Mph: 10-20
Tue '04/22'
E-NE E-NE
Mph: 10-20+

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Maui

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Kauai

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Big Island

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THE WHERE, WHEN & WHY OF HAWAII’S WAVES & WEATHER: A VIDEO PRESENTATION BY SNN

Winds Statewide in a glance ...just go HERE(this link is also the 4th drop down under weather)

Apr 17, 2014 3:30 AM HST

Synopsis
High pressure north of the area will keep moderate trades across the islands through the next couple of days. Winds are expected to increase during the upcoming weekend and into early next week as reinforcing high pressure develops north of the island chain. Clouds and showers will continue to favor windward and mountain areas. Leeward areas of the Big Island will see increased clouds and showers each afternoon and early evening.

Discussion
Strong surface high pressure centered far N of the main Hawaiian islands is keeping the area under a trade wind weather regime. In the meantime, water vapor imagery still depicts a persisting weak upper level trough over the area, which may keep enhancing the trade showers especially at night.

Short range model solutions indicate a gradual reduction of pressure gradients during the next couple of days as the high N of the area migrates E and weakens. This will likely bring a decrease in trade wind speeds, which will remain moderate through the rest of the work week. The long range model solutions suggest an even stronger high pressure system building behind the current one, which intensifies as it moves N of the islands by Saturday. This should bring back stronger trades with breezy conditions returning during the upcoming weekend.

In general, expect trade wind showers to continue through the rest of the forecast period with rainfall focusing over windward and mountain areas. Only exception will be the leeward side of the Big Island where afternoon clouds and showers are expected as onshore develops each day.

Marine
A small craft advisory remains in effect through Friday afternoon for typically windier areas around Maui and the Big Island.

A small swell from the west northwest will peak below advisory levels later today. No other significant swells are expected.

Watches/Warnings/Advisories
Small craft advisory until 6 pm HST Friday for Maalaea Bay, Pailolo channel, Alenuihaha channel, Big Island leeward waters, Big Island southeast waters.

 

BIG SURF PICTURE 4/12/14 Saturday update

The Jet has a 150mph trough inbetween Japan and HI at 30-40N latitude or 600-1200 miles north of us. There's lotsa of broad weak Jet winds from the dateline to over Hawaii thus the wetter weather. A strong High bounces the Jet up and over HI Sunday into next week. Also a new trough moves our way of Japan again Monday allowing for slight potential for continued storm development. By Friday the 18th its very weak tho' extended across the NPAC to the west coast. Hinting of a long term quite period.

Currently, we have a nice sized high surf advsry level 15 second NW reaching heights of solid 8' or triple overhead for Pipe and Sunset. Winds are NE sideshore but hey its got power. The source of Saturday's peaking event was a broad gale near the Kurils last Sunday moving east making for 28' seas. This swell will drop a lot to about 3-4' maybe 5' Sunday morning.

Next: A Low pops on the charts Friday 4/11 near the Kurils Is again but this ones smaller and farther away (2200 miles). Winds are stronger but wont make up for the afore mentioned factors. She'll build Wed nite the 16th peaking 5-7' Thursday from the WNW.

Last: The Jet goes zonal mid April with quick eastbound Lows bring short lived smaller spring like/small NNW surf next Saturday. Keep you posted. Better shot of NW possible on Thursday the 24th.

Long range models love to fantasize. Meaning they run 'hot' making promises they can't always keep.

(See HERE)

SPAC: The Jet is weak and zonal or west to east from Sat to Wed. the 16th when a weak NE flow shows esp by Friday-Sunday. The main push for swell will move out of our window. 

Currently: Distant past sources make for background 14 seconds with just 1' swell...this leads to 2' surf for most spots thru next weekend. Below average.

Next: If long range outlook stands the test of time we'll get a 2' SSW Thursday the 24th from a marginal NE bound Low Thursday the 17th.

Last: Friday the 18th shows a large Low far south of Tahiti ramping to 35' seas by Saturday as it tracks ENE out of our window; maybe some long period 2-3' sideband SSE surf Saturday the 26th.

East Shores:

The Windward side see’s small 2' ENE wind swell at 8 seconds ramping to 2-4' this weekend esp Sunday into Monday the 14th from increasing trades from the building strong High. Chance of high surf advsy surf. Model hint of Trade fetch weakening Tuesday thus a weakeing windwave swell esp by Wednesday. Typical spring.

FETCH: Often called the fetch length, is a term for the length of water or distance over which a given wind direction has blown. Fetch length along with the wind speed (or strength) determines the size of waves produced. The longer the fetch length and the faster the wind speed, the larger and stronger the wave will be and vice versa.
CAPTURED or FOLLOWING FETCH: Not only does the fetch length determine the power and energy of the wave. Additionally, if the winds/fetch are blowing in the same direction as during the wave's or storm's lifetime, the wave will in turn be even stronger. The fetch is related to the orbit of the wave and track of the storm.The longer the wind drags along the sea the more energy the wave will have. This can be seen not just in vertical height measurement but in wave period (the measurement of waves through time).
WAVES PERIOD:Time, in seconds, between the passage of consecutive wave crests past a fixed point. In general the longer the period the bigger the wave. Windswell or 'close interval' swells are under 10 seconds. Big 'ground swells' are 17-20+ seconds (note: a 20+ second swell needs storm force 50+kt winds blowing over a 1500 mile fetch to be fully developed' into 20-25' beasts; these 20 second waves can be felt 1000 feet down!). This is why they jack so much more, pulling large amounts of H2O off the outer reefs.

More generic marine definitions click this link  http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/pages/marinedef.php

....All surf height observations and forecasts are for the full face surf height, from the trough to the crest of the wave.

Advisory and Warning Criteria
LocationAdvisoryWarning
North-Facing Shores 15 Feet (8') 25 Feet
West-Facing Shores - Big Island 8 Feet (4'+) 12 Feet
West-Facing Shores - Remaining Islands 12 Feet (7') 20 Feet
South-Facing Shores 8 Feet (4'+) 15 Feet
East-Facing Shores 8 Feet (4'+) 15 Feet
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