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645am Obs Saturday 3/25 Powered by Ron Ortis & the Son Caribe Band at Cholos Sunday!

Light Easterly trades filling to fresh (10-25mph). Scattered clouds Leeward and broken clouds for Windward/ Mauka. High surf advisory for North and West facing shores. Small craft advisory.

Local Swell Tracker & BIG PICTURE Updated. Rising WNW, SSW and ENE fill. Call 596-SURF (4 updates)

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North Shore:

Down & dropping 11 sec NW and up on rising on the 21 sec WNW. Surf is 2-3' and good with larger 6-8' sets showing early afternoon. Sunset 2-3', Rocky Pt. 1-2'+, Pipe 2-3', Chuns 2-3' , Laniakea 2-3' occ.+, Ali'i 1-2+'. Clean with light East trades early filling to fresh and scattered clouds.
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West:

Down & dropping on the old NW and up and rising on the new long period 21 sec WNW. Makaha is 1-2' and smooth with small but fun for top sets with larger sets showing later through the day as new energy fills. Light offshore E trades filling to fresh (10-25 mph); mostly clear.
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Town:

Up and rising on the small 15 sec SSW. Surf is 0-1' occ. 2' and relatively consistent with decent energy for top reef sections. Clean early with light offshore filling to fresh and good form from Bowls to Rock Piles to Kaisers... Threes-Pops-Queens 0-1.5' and passing clouds with plenty of blue.
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Diamond Head:

Up and rising on the tiny SSW. Surf is 1-2' occ. 2.5' (on the takeoff) with better energy and consistency than yesterday. Fairly clean with good form early as light E trades fill to fresh (10-25mph) creating bump from Lighthouse to Right hands, Cliffs etc. Mostly clear with passing clouds.
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Sandy's:

Holding on the tiny trade swell and mix of SSW. Surf is 1- 2' occ.+ with small but fun rides from Full Pt to 1/2 to Pipelittles to Middle peaks, Gas Chambers; light side-shores filling to 10-25mph; Bumpy with scattered clouds.
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East Makapu'u:

Holding the small 8 sec trade swell. Surf is 1-2' and choppy for all parts of the bay with light onshore early filling to fresh toward mid-day; broken clouds with blue parts showing.
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Weather

Saturday
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Temp
min:
75°F
max: 89°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
23mph ENE

Sunday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 89°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
23mph ENE

Monday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 90°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
13mph ENE

Tuesday
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Temp
min:
73°F
max: 89°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
18mph E

Wednesday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 90°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
18mph ENE

Range:
10-20+mph E

Range:
10-20mph E

Range:
10-20mph E
easing to light/variable
Range:
5-10mph E
seabreeze
Range:
10-20mph E-NE

North

Saturday
03/25
W-NW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Rising
1' 21 sec; clean, clear (2pm surf 6-8)
Sunday
03/26
W-NW
Haw: 10-15+
Face: 15-25+
Rising
11' 16s (warnings)
Monday
03/27
W-NW
Haw: 8-10+
Face: 12-18+
Dropping
9' 15s
Tuesday
03/28
NW
Haw: 6-8+
Face: 10-15+
Dropping
7' 14s
Wednesday
03/29
NW
Haw: 8-12+
Face: 14-20+
Rising
9' 16 sec
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West

Saturday
03/25
W-NW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Rising
Smooth, clear; 4-6' afternoon
Sunday
03/26
W-NW
Haw: 8-12+
Face: 14-20+
Rising

Monday
03/27
W-NW
Haw: 5-7
Face: 8-12
Dropping

Tuesday
03/28
NW
Haw: 4-6+
Face: 6-10+
Dropping

Wednesday
03/29
NW
Haw: 8-10
Face: 12-18
Rising

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South

Saturday
03/25
S-SW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Rising
1.5' 15s; clean and clear
Sunday
03/26
S-SW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Holding

Monday
03/27
S-SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Rising
2' 15s
Tuesday
03/28
S-SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Holding
2' 14s
Wednesday
03/29
S-SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Rising
2' 13s+1' 16s
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east

Saturday
03/25
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding
2' 9 sec; bumpy, passing clouds
Sunday
03/26
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding

Monday
03/27
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding

Tuesday
03/28
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding

Wednesday
03/29
E-NE
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Rising

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Current Swells:

Saturday   03/25
Primary: Rising  W-NW  1-3' early to 10' afternoon
Secondary: Holding  E  2' surf at 8 sec
Third: Rising  S-SW  1.5' surf at 15 sec
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Marine Warnings:

Saturday   03/25
High Surf Warnings for NW shores through Monday. Small Craft Adv due to large open ocean swells
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Sailing Report:

Saturday   03/25
Good with light E trades filling to fresh 10-25
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Diving Report:

Saturday   03/25
Good for deeper North and good for most West spots, good for South, good for East dives.

Oahu

SUNSET
Saturday   03/25
W-NW
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Trades moderate
good
6-10' afternoon
ROCKY POINT
Saturday   03/25
W-NW
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
ENE Trades light-moderate
fair to good
6-10' afternoon
Pipeline
Saturday   03/25
W-NW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
ENE Trades moderate
good
6-10' afternoon
HALEIWA
Saturday   03/25
W-NW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Trades moderate
good
6-8' afternoon
MAKAHA
Saturday   03/25
W-NW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
ENE Trades light
clean
6-8' afternoon
ALA MOANA
Saturday   03/25
S-SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades light-moderate
good

Waikiki
Saturday   03/25
S-SW
Haw: 0-2
Face: 0-3
East Trades light-moderate
smooth

Diamond Head
Saturday   03/25
COMBO
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Trades moderate
fair

Sandy Beach
Saturday   03/25
COMBO
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades moderate
fair

Makapuu
Saturday   03/25
E-NE
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trades moderate
bumpy

Maui

Hookipa
Saturday   03/25
NW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
East Trades light
fairly clean

Honolua
Saturday   03/25
NW
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
East Trades light
smooth

Kihei
Saturday   03/25
W-NW
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades light-moderate
smooth
0-1' evening
Hana
Saturday   03/25
E-NE
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
ENE Trades light-moderate
bumpy

Lahaina
Saturday   03/25
S-SW
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Trades light
clean

Kauai

Hanalei
Saturday   03/25
W-NW
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Trades light
good
10' this afternoon
Majors
Saturday   03/25
W-NW
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Trades light
smooth

Poipu
Saturday   03/25
S-SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades light-moderate
smooth

Kapaa
Saturday   03/25
E
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trades moderate
choppy

Big Island

Hamakua Coast
Saturday   03/25
E
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Trades light
fair

Kohala
Saturday   03/25
W-NW
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades light-moderate
good
rising evening
Kona
Saturday   03/25
W-NW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Trades light
smooth
Much bigger later; warnings posted 6pm
Hilo
Saturday   03/25
E
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trades light-moderate
slightly bumpy

Kau
Saturday   03/25
COMBO
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades light-moderate
slightly 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 Quick Update Friday 3/24/17

NPAC
The Jet is energetic extending off Japan to just beyond the dateline (winds up to 210). She weakens this weekend but slowly extends beyond out Longitude. Also the large upper air current is overall low in latitude for this time at 25n-40n.
By Monday the 27th it’s consolidated off Japan again and by Tuesday its just out our side of the 180 dateline. A good sign for 2 weeks out.

#1
Great week starting from Monday; a super fun WNW hit 6’ solid Monday with fair-good side offshore fresh trades. It faded to 4’ Tuesday but was still really fun offshores for 1st day of spring. A broad big Low centered near Kamchatka last Friday 3/10; she spun almost in place (occluded) for about a day.

#2
The storm that spawned the Monday 3/20 event stalled and spun some new fetch for us March 17th just over 2000 miles off. it weakened Monday but not before generated some 5' deep water WNW @ 14 sec. it's hitting 3-5' mostly with top sets top spots reaching 6'. It's fading into Saturday when the REAL DEAL kicks in.

#3
A winter caliber east tracking Low is progressed off Japan from Tuesday (Spring) with winds up to 50+kts. We’re expecting a build esp. second half Saturday with 20-22 sec forerunners, peaking Sunday at 16sec w/t LARGE WNW surf reaching over 15’ possibly 18’… big enough to crack outer reefs; this is above the High Surf Warning Criteria (25’ crest to trough). Most spots will wash out. Sunset will have some ballzy takers for those 12’ inbetweeners. This Wintery episode drops slowly thru the day as it laughs at spring averages. Monday should still be above advrys at 8-12’.

#4
Next in the lineup: A decent storm following up in the wake of the above (now NE tracking) Low shows up this Sunday the 26th. This new 30-40kt storm is on the dateline with a slow track and builds some 25’ seas but some pointing to our NE. Still it should be enough for a 6-8’+ NW Friday March 31st.

#5
Last in the lineup: Another whopper is coming. This WNW producer is starting east off Japan Monday the 27th. By Tuesday it’s twice as big generating 35’ seas 1500 miles away. The peak tho’ was Wednesday at the seas build to 44’ on the dateline just 1200 miles away. Thursday the wintery beast is 900 miles to our NW. By Friday it starts to weaken as it nears and then passes our longitudes. Surf should kick off WNW wit 18-20 sec forerunners Thursday night the 30th. The surf will be ramping fast Friday the last day of the March. Just after dawn we could see 8’ deep water with 18 sec. This means likely 8-12’ occ 15’ by 9am. The peak in the afternoon could be over 15’ just like the big one before. The swell will be veering to the NW near the end around Sunday.

There’s no other big events on the charts and its more likely this will be the last one of the season.


SPAC

A BIG high has been spinning over NZL
The Jet down under has been zonal, too (west to east) but things are looking up as a deepening Jet under NZL is lengthening with a ENE tilt. By Friday it’s weaker with 120 kts but points NNE right up the NZL coast where we like it. The Jet does look to be ‘steering’ a couple nice Lows our way to kick off the first official run of SSW in Spring.

#1
Recently, it’s been tiny 0-1.5’ background SSW and some West wrap to 2’ Monday. Super nice offshores tho’ it’s really small (there have been spotty 2’ sets here and there).

#2
Up next we get a warm up around Monday the 27th with some 15 sec S-SSW. But the storm only expected to build 1.5’ of swell by the time it gets here. This means only waist/shoulder high on average into Tuesday as it fades. The fetch 1000 miles east of NZL was pointing to SE of us (off to the Americas) so it wasn’t maximized.

#3
Up next, the main one. Wed the 27th has a low SE of NZL with a more typical NE track. It gets supported by another faster moving Low and they merge Thursday/Friday the 24th. Seas hit 28’ and some following fetch is predicted to bring 16 sec SSW surf up to 3’ Thursday 23 and peak Friday at just above 3’ or 1’ overhead at focal reefs. Even Saturday should have a few sets this size at 14sec.

#4
Last in the lineup…. An ENE tracking Low in the same region 600+ miles SE of NZL is on the charts Monday the 27th. If all goes well, we’ll see some 3’ surf from the SSW Tuesday April 4th veering to South by Wednesday as it moves under French Polynesia.

Trade Swell
Below average with minimal 2’ with occas NE pulses. Nothing significant is on the models yet.

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





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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