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Used Surfboards Hawaii 4/17

1Pm Obs Tuesday 4/25 Powered by Cholos Taco Tuesday

Nice, hot weather today. Moderate East trades with pockets gusting to 25 mph for channels of Maui/Big Is.

BIG Picture Updated. Tiny new NW, tiny fading SSW, small holding ENE. Call 596-SURF (7a,12,3, 5p updates)

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North Shore:

Up & rising 12 second NW. Surf is 1-2 occ 2.5' (chest) for top reefs with clean offshores, fair form. Sunset Pt 1-2+' mostly, Rocky Pt. 1-2+', Pipe 1+', Chuns 1-2', Laniakea 1-2', Ali'i 0-2'. Lite offshore filling to moderate and scattered clouds.
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West:

Up & rising tiny NW and holding mix of SSW. Makaha is 0-2', lite offshore & plenty blue overhead.
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Town:

Down & dropping 13 sec SSW. Surf is 1-2 occ. 2.5' with semi wmooth Side offshore East trades from Bowls to Rock Piles to Kaisers. Threes-Pops-Queens 1-2' occ.+ as well; few clouds.
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Diamond Head:

Down a hair on SSW with SSE mix. Surf is 1-2-3' and bumpy side shores; passing clouds.
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Sandy's:

Holding on a mix of small SSW swell and mix of background trade swell. Surf is up to 1-2 maybe occ 3'. Full Pt to 1/2 Point looks fun, hollow. And Pipe Littles and toward Middle peaks to Gas Chambers fun. Moderate side-shore chop; partly cloudy.
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East Makapu'u:

Holding a small 8 sec trade swell. Surf is mostly 1-2' from the left to middle of the bay with bumpy conditions due to the light-moderate Easterly flow; broken clouds.
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Weather

Tuesday
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Temp
min:
76°F
max: 90°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
18mph ENE

Wednesday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 90°F

Clear

Wind:
18mph ENE

Thursday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 89°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
8mph ENE

Friday
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Temp
min:
72°F
max: 88°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
8mph NNE

Saturday
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Temp
min:
70°F
max: 83°F

Overcast

Wind:
13mph N

Range:
10-20+mph E

Range:
10-20mph E

Range:
5-15mph E

Range:
5-10mph E-NE

Range:
5-10mph NE

North

Tuesday
04/25
NW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Up & holding
2' 12 sec; offshore clean, clear
Wednesday
04/26
NW
Haw: 1-3 occ +
Face: 2-5 occ +
Rising
3.5' 12 sec
Thursday
04/27
NW
Haw: 1-3 occ +
Face: 2-5 occ +
Dropping
3.5' 11sec
Friday
04/28
NW
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7
Rising early Afternoon
3' 11sec
Saturday
04/29
NW
Haw: 1-3+
Face: 2-5+
Dropping
4' 10sec
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West

Tuesday
04/25
COMBO
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Rising Slow
offshore clean clear
Wednesday
04/26
W-NW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Rising

Thursday
04/27
NW SSW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trend
Rising SSW
Friday
04/28
NW SSW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Trend
Rising 3' SSW
Saturday
04/29
NW SSW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Holding
Peaking 3' SSW
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South

Tuesday
04/25
SSE+SSW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Rising Slow
1.5' 13 sec ; fair-good sideoffshore, clear
Wednesday
04/26
SSE+SSW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Holding

Thursday
04/27
S-SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Rising Slow
1' 15 sec SW + 1' 18 sec SSW 2pm
Friday
04/28
S-SW
Haw: 2-3 occ 4
Face: 3-5 occ 7
Rising
2' 14 sec + 2.5' 16 sec
Saturday
04/29
S-SW
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7
Holding
3' 15 sec
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east

Tuesday
04/25
E
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding
Semi bumpy, broken clouds
Wednesday
04/26
E
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Rising

Thursday
04/27
E
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Holding

Friday
04/28
E
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Holding

Saturday
04/29
E
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Dropping

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Current Swells:

Tuesday   04/25
Primary: Rising  W-NW  1-2'+ surf at 12 sec
Secondary: Holding  S-SW  1-2.5' surf @ 13 sec
Third: Holding  E  1-2+' surf at 9 sec
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Marine Warnings:

Tuesday   04/25
Small craft adv for channels of SE Islands
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Sailing Report:

Tuesday   04/25
Good with moderate E trades filling
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Diving Report:

Tuesday   04/25
Fair for select deeper North, good for most West, fair-good for select deeper South, fair for select East.

Oahu

SUNSET
Tuesday   04/25
NW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
East Trades light-moderate
smooth

ROCKY POINT
Tuesday   04/25
NW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
East Trades light-moderate
fair to good

Pipeline
Tuesday   04/25
NW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
East Trades light-moderate
smooth

Pipeline
Tuesday   04/25
W-NW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Trades light-moderate
smooth

HALEIWA
Tuesday   04/25
NW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
East Trades light-moderate
Offshore

MAKAHA
Tuesday   04/25
NW SSW
Haw: 0-2
Face: 0-3
East Trades light
good

ALA MOANA
Tuesday   04/25
S-SW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
East Trades moderate
fair to good

Waikiki
Tuesday   04/25
S-SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades light-moderate
fair to good

Diamond Head
Tuesday   04/25
SSE+SSW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Trades moderate
bumpy

Sandy Beach
Tuesday   04/25
COMBO
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
East Trades moderate
bumpy

Makapuu
Tuesday   04/25
COMBO
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
East Trades moderate
bumpy

Maui

Hookipa
Tuesday   04/25
COMBO
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
East Trades moderate-fresh
slightly bumpy

Honolua
Tuesday   04/25
COMBO
Haw: 0
Face: 0
East Trades moderate
diving , paddling and fishin'

Kihei
Tuesday   04/25
COMBO
Haw: 0
Face: 0
East Trades moderate
good

Hana
Tuesday   04/25
E
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Trades moderate
bumpy

Lahaina
Tuesday   04/25
S-SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
East Trades light-moderate
fair to good

Kauai

Hanalei
Tuesday   04/25
NW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
East Trades light-moderate
good

Majors
Tuesday   04/25
NW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades light-moderate
smooth

Poipu
Tuesday   04/25
S-SW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
East Trades moderate
fair to good

Kapaa
Tuesday   04/25
E
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Trades moderate
bumpy

Big Island

Hamakua Coast
Tuesday   04/25
COMBO
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
East Trades moderate-fresh
bumpy

Kohala
Tuesday   04/25
COMBO
Haw: 0
Face: 0
East Trades moderate
diving , paddling and fishin'

Kona
Tuesday   04/25
S-SW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
East Trades light-moderate
clean

Hilo
Tuesday   04/25
E-NE
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
East Trades light-moderate
fair

Kau
Tuesday   04/25
SSE+SSW
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
East Trades moderate-fresh
bumpy

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 Update Saturday 4/22/17

NPAC

Thanks to the recent decent (elongated, consolidated) Jet stream off Japan to near our latitude…. we’ve been above seasonal averages esp Friday’s 12’+ NW. By Thursday there’s a dip near the dateline with a big split Saturday the 29th and a large High to our east. Thus the long haul hints of a quiet period esp. April 1st-4th.

#1 Recent: Friday’s whopper came from a Low moving off the Kurils Monday the 17th. It occluded/stalled somewhat last Wednesday or so and enabled a partial captured fetch. These factors also created a super long fetch and longer lasting episode. The surf was well above Advsry Levels peaking at just over 12’ Friday and lasted at 8’ Saturday AM. The direction favored NNW and will end up North Sunday at 5’ or so for focal spots.

#2 Next: Monday 4/24 we may see a 2-3+’ WNW at 12 sec. from a broad but weak Low off Japan last Wed-Thurs. 19-20th.

#3 Up next is Wednesday’s 12 second with NW surf at 2-4’ from the same system above. “Gale” ended up spinning up near the Aleutians thru this current weekend.

#4, Last we need to wait and see about the strange area of low pressure on the models Friday the 28th. If anything it will be short period background swell to keep country from going flat.

SPAC

The Jet has fattened up and empowered a good run of SSW swells. We’ve already had 3 for spring and there’s at least 2 more coming (next being Late Thursday into Saturday the 29th. This active pattern started just after mid-month.

#1 Recent: A 45-55kt Low South of Tahiti last Thursday the 13th thru Sat. got here a week later peaking at just over 3’ and lasted a few days. It’s 2.5’ Saturday. The energy veers SSE.

#2 There’s been a long run of fetch to our SSE from the previous system as it tracked east. We should see some near 3’ SSE surf at 11 sec later Sunday into Monday.

#3 A gale coming up the East coast of NZL (at least it’s fetch) last Wed-Thurs may bring us a near 2’ deep water 16 sec SSW later Thursday into Friday and will be overwhelmed by the next event.

#4 Last: A much more powerful ENE tracking storm is on the models Thursday with 45-55kt or storm force pockets of gales Thursday the 20th. Let’s look for 18 sec forerunners toward midnight Thursday the 20th with 16 sec SSW surf rising all day Friday to easily 3’ and then with 15 sec surf mostly peaking 2- 4’ Saturday.


Trade swells have been minimal at 2’ or less for a while with all other shores stealing the show. Trade swell ramped a hair to 2.5’ this weekend and should see better ramp Wed-Friday to hopefully 3’ but that’s it. Local trade will be light all this week so the increase is from upstream winds as the current high moves east.

The Tropics
So far nothing on the forecast for Hawaii for the next week.

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, 11.1, 11, 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



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)

Surfer's Wall Photos

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