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USED SURFBOARDS REPAIR DEC 2018-19

645am OBS Tuesday January 15th

Another cloudy morning with early light Easterly trade flow (5-10mph) veering to marginal seabreezes toward mid-day. Chance of clearing some. High surf Warning for NW shores. Advsry for Big island. Small craft advisory due to marginal large open ocean swell.

NEW SNN BIG PICTURE: Sunday 1/13. BIG NW, tiny SW and East swell. Call 596-SURF: 7a, 12, 3 & 5p recap-forecast.

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North Shore:

Down & dropping the 16sec NW at 8' + Up & Rising 16 sec NW reinforcement to near 15' later today. Surf is offshore and good at 6-10' (no outer reefs yet). Sunset a nice 8-10' with 12' later. Pipe mostly the same, lulls but some stackers later. Haleiwa with lulls but sets 5-8' under low dark cloudy skies.
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West:

Down & dropping the 16sec NW at 5' + Up & Rising 16 sec NW reinforcement to almost 10' later today. Makaha is 4-7' & clean, good shape; turning a bit mushy toward mid-day with lite seabreezes under cloudy skies.
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Town:

Down and Holding 16 sec SSW. Surf is smooth glass early at a weak 0-1-2', slow, inconsistent from Kewalos to Courts, Bowls to Kaisers. Threes-Pops-Queens-Public's 0-2' maybe a plus wave toward Diamond Head under clouds.
Photo courtesy of Eric Tessmer

Diamond Head:

Down and Holding the SSW. Surf is smooth early at 0-1-2.5' or chest high max and slow with overall short rides under cloudy skies.
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Sandy's:

Holding the SSW and mix windwaves. small (more pwr than Makapu'u) at 1-2' occ.3' and inconsistent marginal Generals. Semi-smooth 2+' sets mostly under cloudy skies.
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East Makapu'u:

Holding 8sec tiny East. Surf is smooth, calm 1 occ 2' with weak energy down the middle; light Easterly trades filling (5-7mph). Keiki's up to 2' under cloudy skies.
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Weather

Tuesday
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Temp
min:
67°F
max: 83°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
8mph N

Wednesday
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Temp
min:
71°F
max: 83°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
13mph SW

Thursday
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Temp
min:
67°F
max: 82°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
18mph SW

Friday
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Temp
min:
68°F
max: 79°F

Clear

Wind:
18mph NNE

Saturday
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Temp
min:
70°F
max: 82°F

Clear

Wind:
18mph ENE

Range:
5-10mph SE
midday seabreeze
Range:
10-20mph SW Kona
veering NW: front
Range:
10-20mph NE Trade

Range:
10-20mph ENE Trade

Range:
5-7mph ESE

North

Wednesday
01/16

Primary

Dropping 15s NW
Haw: 10-15
Face: 15-25’

Secondary

Dropping 12s NW
Haw: 3-5
Face: 5-9
Good offshores

Thursday
01/17

Primary

Dropping 13s NW
Haw: 6-8+
Face: 10-15+

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
bumpy
Kona winds
Friday
01/18

Primary

Rising 11s NW
Haw: 5-8
Face: 8-14

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Good

Saturday
01/19

Primary

Dropping 9s NNW
Haw: 4-6+
Face: 6-10+

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Good

Sunday
01/20

Primary

Dropping 10s NNW
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Good

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West

Wednesday
01/16

Primary

Dropping 15s NW
Haw: 0
Face: 0

Secondary

Holding 15s SSW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Good offshores
Thursday
01/17

Primary

Dropping 13s NW
Haw: 5-7
Face: 8-12

Secondary

Dropping 14s SSW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
bumpy
Friday
01/18

Primary

Rising 11s NW
Haw: 4-6+
Face: 6-10+

Secondary

Holding 13s SSW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Good
Saturday
01/19

Primary

Dropping 9s NNW
Haw: 2-5
Face: 3-8

Secondary

Rising 15s SSW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Good
Sunday
01/20

Primary

Dropping 10s NNW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5

Secondary

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

Wednesday
01/16

Primary

Holding 15s SSW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3

Secondary

Dropping 11s SSE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Good

Thursday
01/17

Primary

Dropping 14s SSW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Fair to good

Friday
01/18

Primary

Holding 13s SSW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Fair to good

Saturday
01/19

Primary

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

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Fair to good

Sunday
01/20

Primary

Holding 14s SSW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Fair to good

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east

Wednesday
01/16

Primary

Holding 8s ENE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5

Secondary

Dropping 15s NNW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Good

Thursday
01/17

Primary

Holding 8s ENE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Good
Kona winds
Friday
01/18

Primary

Holding 8s NNE
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Choppy

Saturday
01/19

Primary

Holding 9s ENE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Choppy

Sunday
01/20

Primary

Holding 8s ENE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3

Secondary

None  NONE
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Choppy

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Current Swells:

Wednesday 01/16
Primary: Dropping 15s NW surf @10-15 
Secondary: Holding 15s SSW surf @1-2 
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Marine Warnings:

Wednesday   01/16
High Surf Warnings for NW shores + Small Craft Adv due to large open ocean swells of 10' or more.
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Sailing Report:

Wednesday   01/16
Fair with light NE Trade flow mixing with variable winds veering to lite seabreezes toward mid-day-afternoon.
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Diving Report:

Wednesday   01/16
BIG NW swell. NO GO. Poor for North shores and West shores + fair - good for south shores; fair to good for select 'inside reefs' and poor-fair for select '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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