SURFBOARD FACTORY HAWAII FEB 2019 GENERIC LONG

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PICO.ACA.BLOODLINE

645am OBS Friday Feb. 22nd

Clear, cool, crisp morning with calm to light ENE winds filling 5-10 mph with seabreezes later. No Advs.

Dropping small NNE + trace SW. Call 596-SURF: 7a, noon, 3 & 5 recap-forecast.

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North Shore:

Down & Dropping 10sec NNE/NNW. Surf is smooth glass at 1-2.5' for top spots (Laniakea etc.). Seabreeze mush it out toward midday-afternoon pending land heating under clear skies.
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West:

Down & Dropping tiny NW and mix of occ 1' SW. Makaha is smooth glass but weak at mostly 0-1' under clear skies.
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Town:

Holding a tiny 13sec SW. Surf is glassy to lite offshore at 0-1.5' Keiki sets from Kewalos to Courts, Bowls to Kaisers. Threes-Pops-Queens-Public's 0-1.5' under clear skies.
Photo courtesy of Eric Tessmer

Diamond Head:

Down & dropping tiny SW. Surf is really smooth lite offshore at 0-1 occ weak 2' but lacking energy and consistency under plenty clear skies.
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Sandy's:

Down & holding East wrap. Surf is 1-2' mostly and maybe a 2.5' set with super clean light trades from Full Pt-Half and Pipelittles... Middle Peaks into Chambers under clear skies.
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East Makapu'u:

Down & Dropping 10sec nice ENE swell at a clean 2-3' maybe a + with decent lines and breaking just outside and funneling into the bay; super lite trades filling and clear cool skies early with Seasbreezes and convective clouds later.
HANKS TAX 2019

Weather

Friday
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Temp
min:
70°F
max: 86°F

Clear

Wind:
8mph ESE

Saturday
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Temp
min:
69°F
max: 86°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
8mph NE

Sunday
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Temp
min:
68°F
max: 85°F

Clear

Wind:
18mph NNE

Monday
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Temp
min:
67°F
max: 82°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
8mph NNE

Tuesday
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Temp
min:
67°F
max: 81°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
13mph N

Range:
5-10mph NE Trade
Seabreezes later
Range:
5-10mph NE Trade
Seabreezes later
Range:
5-10mph NE Trade
Seabreezes later
Range:
5-10mph NE Trade
Seabreezes later
Range:
5-15mph NE Trade

North

Friday
02/22

Primary

Dropping 11s NNW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5

Secondary

Dropping 9s ENE
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Smoother early-mushier midday

Saturday
02/23

Primary

Dropping 10s NNW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3

Secondary

None  
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Smoother early-mushier midday

Sunday
02/24

Primary

Dropping 9s NNW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Smoother early-mushier midday

Monday
02/25

Primary

Rising Midday 13s NW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Good

Tuesday
02/26

Primary

Rising 11s NNW
Haw: 3-5 occ +
Face: 5-9 occ +

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Good

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West

Friday
02/22

Primary

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

Secondary

Holding 14s SSE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Smoother early-mushier midday
Saturday
02/23

Primary

Dropping 10s NNW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5

Secondary

Dropping 12s SSE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Smoother early-mushier midday
Sunday
02/24

Primary

Dropping 9s NNW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5

Secondary

Dropping 12s SSE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Smoother early-mushier midday
Monday
02/25

Primary

Rising Midday 13s NW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3

Secondary

Rising 15s SSW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Good
Tuesday
02/26

Primary

Rising 11s NNW
Haw: 2-3 occ 4
Face: 3-5 occ 7

Secondary

Holding 14s SSW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Good
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South

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
Smoother early-mushier midday

Saturday
02/23

Primary

Dropping 12s SSE
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2

Secondary

Dropping 12s SW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Offshore

Sunday
02/24

Primary

Dropping 12s SSE
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5

Secondary

Dropping 12s SW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Good

Monday
02/25

Primary

Rising 15s SSW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Good

Tuesday
02/26

Primary

Holding 14s SSW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Good

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east

Friday
02/22

Primary

Dropping 9s ENE
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Good

Saturday
02/23

Primary

Holding 9s ENE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Good

Sunday
02/24

Primary

Holding 9s ENE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Good

Monday
02/25

Primary

Holding 9s ENE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Good

Tuesday
02/26

Primary

Holding 8s E
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Good

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Current Swells:

Friday 02/22
Primary: Dropping 11s NNW surf @1-2 occ 3 
Secondary: Dropping 9s ENE surf @2-3+ 
Third: Holding 14s SSE surf @0-1.5 
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Marine Warnings:

Friday   02/22
None
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Sailing Report:

Friday   02/22
Clear and crisp. Lite Trades to calm variables so Sailing Poor-fair early but Ok with big sails for riding the seabreezes midday onward.
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Diving Report:

Friday   02/22
Improved for North shores and good for most West shores + good for plenty south shores; Improving fair for 'inside reefs' and poor-fair '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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