SURFBOARD FACTORY HAWAII FEB 2019 GENERIC LONG

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645am OBS Monday Feb. 18th

Another chilly morning with light NE winds filling 5-15 mph. Veering to the SE later. Early scattered-broken clouds. High Surf Adv. for Windward shores + Small Craft Adv. due to large open ocean swell.

SNN BIG PICTURE UPDATE: Sunday 2/17. High NE and holding moderate NW + tiny fading SW. Call 596-SURF: 7a, noon, 3 & 5 recap-forecast.

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North Shore:

Down & Holding 11sec NE + Holding 14sec NW. Surf is 4-6' maybe off-n higher combo peak. It's poor side onshore. Jumbled, disorganized and sectiony. Plus, brown water runoff under mostly clouds.
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West:

Down & Dropping small NW and mix of NE wrap. Makaha is clean offshore 2-4' with decent shape under partly cloudy skies for Day3, the 43rd Annual Buffalo Big Board Classic all Presidents Day!
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Town:

Down & dropping the tiny 11sec SW. Surf is glassy offshore 0-1' occ. 1.5' (rare 2' sets) and fair-good form. Slow, weak and inconsistent from Kewalos to Courts, Bowls to Kaisers. Threes-Pops-Queens-Public's 0-1.5' under scattered clouds.
Photo courtesy of Eric Tessmer

Diamond Head:

Down & dropping tiny SW. Surf is clean offshore 1-2'. Decent shape but lacking energy. Slow, cruisy sections allowing for 1 maybe 2 turns under scattered clouds.
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Sandy's:

Down and holding NE wrap. Surf is 3-5' with light offshores and still cranking. Good form with top sets pumping from Full Pt ; Generals into sandbars with critical drops into big ramp sections w& heavy closeouts, esp. into Chambers under partly cloudy skies.
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East Makapu'u:

Down and holding (warning level but only advisories posted) 11sec NE swell reaching 5-8' way outside on big lines down the middle w/ large sections funneling into the bay + strong rip current. Heavy inside shorebreak with powerful closeout sections through Keiki's side under broken clouds.
HANKS TAX 2019

Weather

Monday
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Temp
min:
70°F
max: 85°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
8mph SE

Tuesday
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Temp
min:
68°F
max: 83°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
8mph S

Wednesday
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Temp
min:
69°F
max: 86°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
8mph WSW

Thursday
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Temp
min:
69°F
max: 84°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
8mph NNE

Friday
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Temp
min:
69°F
max: 84°F

Clear

Wind:
8mph NNE

Range:
5-15mph ENE Trade

Range:
5-7mph Variables

Range:
5-7mph Variables

Range:
5-10mph NE Trade

Range:
5-15+mph NE Trade

North

Monday
02/18

Primary

Dropping 14s NW
Haw: 3-6 occ +
Face: 5-10 occ +

Secondary

Holding 13s NE
Haw: 3-5
Face: 5-9
poor
Disorganized; crossed up, cloudy
Tuesday
02/19

Primary

Dropping 12s NW
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7

Secondary

Dropping 10s ENE
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Fair to good
Variables
Wednesday
02/20

Primary

Dropping 12s NW
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7

Secondary

Holding 9s ENE
Haw: 0-2
Face: 0-3
Smoother early-mushier midday
Variables
Thursday
02/21

Primary

Dropping 12s NW
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5

Secondary

Rising 10s ENE
Haw: 0-2
Face: 0-3
Smoother early-mushier midday

Friday
02/22

Primary

Dropping 11s NW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+

Secondary

Dropping 9s ENE
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Fair to good

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West

Monday
02/18

Primary

Dropping 14s NW
Haw: 2-4 occ 5
Face: 3-6 occ 8

Secondary

Rising 15s SW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
poor
Tuesday
02/19

Primary

Dropping 12s NW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5

Secondary

Dropping 15s SW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Fair to good
Wednesday
02/20

Primary

Dropping 12s NW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5

Secondary

Dropping 12s SW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Smoother early-mushier midday
Thursday
02/21

Primary

Dropping 12s NW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+

Secondary

Dropping 12s SW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Smoother early-mushier midday
Friday
02/22

Primary

Dropping 11s NW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3

Secondary

Holding 14s SSE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Fair to good
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South

Monday
02/18

Primary

Rising 15s SW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Good offshores

Tuesday
02/19

Primary

Dropping 15s SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Smooth early-mushy later

Wednesday
02/20

Primary

Dropping 12s SW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Smooth early-mushy later

Thursday
02/21

Primary

Dropping 12s SW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Good

Friday
02/22

Primary

Holding 14s SSE
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2

Secondary

Dropping 12s SW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Good

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east

Monday
02/18

Primary

Dropping 11s NE
Haw: 5-8
Face: 8-14

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Good

Tuesday
02/19

Primary

Dropping 10s ENE
Haw: 3-6
Face: 5-10

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Good

Wednesday
02/20

Primary

Dropping 9s ENE
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Good

Thursday
02/21

Primary

Rising 10s ENE
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Good

Friday
02/22

Primary

Dropping 9s ENE
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Onshore

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Current Swells:

Monday 02/18
Primary: Dropping 14s NW surf @3-6 occ + 
Secondary: Dropping 11s NE surf @5-8 
Third: Rising 15s SW surf @1 occ 2 
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Marine Warnings:

Monday   02/18
High Surf Adv Windward shores + Small Craft Adv due to large open ocean swell. Plus tons of brown water.
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Sailing Report:

Monday   02/18
Fair with light ENE winds veering to variable tonight
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Diving Report:

Monday   02/18
Bad for any zones with Brown Water. Still Brown Water run-off. No Go: North shores and fair for deeper West shores + fair-good for select south shores; poor for 'inside reefs' and very poor 'outside reefs' along Windward shores.

Oahu

Maui

Kauai

Big Island

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

INACTIVE.
Get the latest on the tropics at www.hurricanes.gov
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center outlook for the 2017 Central Pacific Hurricane Season calls for 5 to 8 tropical cyclones to either develop or cross into the Central Pacific with a 40% chance for an above-normal season, a 40% chance for a normal season, and a 20% chance for a below-normal season. An average season has 4 to 5 tropical cyclones, which include tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes.
A tropical depression forms when a low-pressure area is accompanied by thunderstorms that produce a circular wind flow with maximum sustained winds below 39 mph. An upgrade to a tropical storm occurs when cyclonic circulation becomes more organized and maximum sustained winds gust between 39 mph and 73 mph. A tropical storm is then upgraded into Category 1 hurricane status as maximum sustained winds increase to between 74 mph and 95 mph. (The highest classification in the scale, Category 5, is reserved for storms with winds exceeding 156 mph).
Tropical cyclones go by many names around the world, and the terminology can get confusing. Once a tropical cyclone strengthens to the point where it has gale-force winds—39 mph or greater—it becomes a tropical storm. A storm that reaches tropical storm strength usually gets its own name to help us quickly identify it in forecasts and warnings. Once a tropical storm begins producing sustained winds of around 75 mph, we call the storm a typhoon in the western Pacific near Asia and a hurricane in the oceans on either side of North America. A “typhoon” and a “hurricane” are the same kind of storm, they just go by different names…it’s only a matter of geography.
NWS criteria for High Surf Advisories & Warnings.
In coordination with civil defense agencies & water safety organizations in Hawai`i, the NWS uses the criteria below for the issuance of High Surf Advisories & Warnings in coordination with civil defense agencies & water safety organizations in Hawai`i.
All surf height observations & forecasts are for the full face surf height, from the trough to the crest of the wave.
Advisory and Warning Criteria Location
Warning North-Facing Shores 15 Feet 25 Feet
West-Facing Shores - Remaining Islands 12 Feet 20 Feet
West-Facing Shores - Big Island 8 Feet 12 Feet
South-Facing Shores 8 Feet 15 Feet
East-Facing Shores 8 Feet 15 Feet
'Travel Time' Buoy 51101 to Waimea Buoy. Distance: 269 nautical miles (~310 miles). Angle: 307 deg
Wave Wave Wave Depth Wave Direction (deg)----------
Period Length Speed Shallow 295, 305, 315, 325, 335, 345, 355
(s) (ft) (nm/h) (ft) Travel Time (hours)----------
10sec. 512. 15. 256. 17.3, 17.7, 17.6, 16.9, 15.7, 14.0, 11.9
12sec. 737. 18. 369. 14.5, 14.8, 14.6, 14.0, 13.0, 11.6, 9.9
14sec. 1003. 21. 502. 12.4, 12.7, 12.5, 12.0, 11.2, 10.0, 8.5
16sec. 1310. 24. 655. 10.8, ,1 1.1, 11.0, 10.5, 9.8, 8.7, 7.4
18sec. 1658. 27. 829. 9.6, 9.8, 9.8, 9.4, 8.7, 7.8, 6.6
20sec. 2047. 30. 1024. 8.7 8.9 8.8 8.4 7.8 7.0 5.9
22sec. 2477. 33. 1239. 7.9 8.1 8.0 7.7 7.1 6.3 5.4
24sec. 2948. 36. 1474. 7.2 7.4 7.3 7.0 6.5 5.8 4.9

Tropical Storms - wind 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)
Please visit the Central Pacific Hurricane Center website at www.weather.gov/cphc for the most recent bulletins.
ENSO is a single climate phenomenon, it has three states or phases. The two opposite phases, “El Niño” and “La Niña,” require certain changes in both the ocean and the atmosphere because ENSO is a coupled climate phenomenon. “Neutral” is in the middle of the continuum. The MJO (Madden-Julian Oscillation) is an eastward moving disturbance of clouds, rainfall, winds, and pressure that traverses the planet in the tropics and returns to its initial starting point in 30 to 60 days, on average, unlike ENSO which is stationary. In a nutshell, more active means more surf.
Kelvin wave (A Kelvin wave is a wave in the ocean or atmosphere that balances the Earth's Coriolis force against a topographic boundary such as a coastline, or a waveguide such as the equator. A feature of a Kelvin wave is that it is non-dispersive, i.e., the phase speed of the wave crests is equal to the group speed of the wave energy for all frequencies. This means that it retains its shape as it moves in the alongshore direction over time.)

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