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645am Obs Monday 3/27 Powered by Kona Red's Cold Brew Coffees

Mostly clear for Leeward & typical cloud cover for Windward/ Mauka. Light to moderate ENE trades filling to fresh (10-25 mph). Above High surf Advsry for North & West facing shores. Small craft advisory for channels.

Still BIG WNW, small SSW and ENE. Call 596-SURF (4 updates)

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North Shore:

Down & dropping 15 sec WNW. Surf is 8-12' set for focusing reefs and powerful. Sunset tops list @ 10-12' Rocky Pt. 8-12', Pipe 810' occ.+, Chuns 8-10', Laniakea 8-10', Ali'i 6-10'. Clean with moderate E trades filling to fresh and mostly clear.
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West:

Down & dropping 15 sec WNW. Makaha is 6-8+' and smooth with clean long lines. Good light offshore E trades filling to fresh (10-25 mph); mostly clear.
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Town:

Down & dropping on the small 14 sec SSW plus some 2' WNW wrap for magnets. Surf is 1-2' mostly with chance of some isolated higher combo peaks; good conditions early with light-moderate offshore filling to fresh and fair shape from Bowls to Rock Piles to Kaisers... Threes-Pops-Queens 1-2' and mostly clear.
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Diamond Head:

Down & dropping on the small 14 sec SSW plus some 2' WNW wrap for magnets. Surf is 1-2' occ.+. Fair with semi bump but some walls w/ good form early; light E trades fill to fresh (10-25mph) creating more sideshore chop later.. Mostly clear with passing clouds.
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Sandy's:

Up and Holding on trade swell and mix of SSW. Surf is 2-4' maybe even an occ.+ with fun rides from Full Pt to 1/2 to Pipe Littles to Middle peaks, Gas Chambers; light side-shores filling to 10-25 mph; typical bumpiness with scattered-broken clouds.
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East Makapu'u:

Up and Holding the moderate 8 sec trade swell. Surf is 2-3' maybe a plus from left to middles and semi choppy but not bad for all parts of the bay with moderate onshore early filling to fresh toward mid-day; broken clouds.
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Weather

Monday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 89°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
13mph E

Tuesday
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Temp
min:
73°F
max: 88°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
18mph ENE

Wednesday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 90°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
13mph E

Thursday
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Temp
min:
73°F
max: 90°F

Clear

Wind:
13mph E

Friday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 89°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
18mph ENE

Range:
10-20+mph E
easing later
Range:
10-20mph E

Range:
5-15mph E

Range:
5-15mph E

Range:
5-10mph E
veering to variable

North

Monday
03/27
W-NW
Haw: 8-12
Face: 14-20
Dropping
9' 15s; good offshores, fairly clear
Tuesday
03/28
W-NW
Haw: 5-8
Face: 8-14
Dropping
7' 13s
Wednesday
03/29
NW
Haw: 4-6
Face: 6-10
Rising
4' 15 sec (big downgrade)
Thursday
03/30
NW
Haw: 4-6+
Face: 6-10+
Dropping
6' 12s
Friday
03/31
W-NW
Haw: 12-15+
Face: 18-25+
Rising
11' 16s
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West

Monday
03/27
W-NW
Haw: 6-8+
Face: 10-15+
Dropping
Smooth, clear
Tuesday
03/28
NW
Haw: 4-6+
Face: 6-10+
Dropping

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

Thursday
03/30
NW
Haw: 5-7+
Face: 8-12+
Dropping

Friday
03/31
W-NW
Haw: 8-12+
Face: 14-20+
Rising

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South

Monday
03/27
S-SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Rising
2' 15s later; clean, clear
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
Thursday
03/30
S-SW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Rising
2' 16 sec
Friday
03/31
S-SW
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Holding
3' 15s
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east

Monday
03/27
E
Haw: 2-3 occ +
Face: 3-5 occ +
Holding
5' 9 sec; choppy, cloudy
Tuesday
03/28
E
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Holding

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

Thursday
03/30
E-NE
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Holding

Friday
03/31
E-NE
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Dropping

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Current Swells:

Monday   03/27
Primary: Dropping  W-NW  8-12' surf at 15s
Secondary: Holding  E  3+' surf at 9 sec
Third: Rising  S-SW  1-2' + surf at 14 sec
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Marine Warnings:

Monday   03/27
High Surf Advsry for NW shores. Small Craft Adv.
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Sailing Report:

Monday   03/27
Good with light E trades filling to moderate 10-20+
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Diving Report:

Monday   03/27
Poor for North and West, fair-good for South, poor-fair for most East dives

Oahu

SUNSET
Monday   03/27
W-NW
Haw: 8-12 occ +
Face: 14-20 occ +
Trades light-moderate
good

ROCKY POINT
Monday   03/27
W-NW
Haw: 8-12
Face: 14-20
Trades light-moderate
rough

Pipeline
Monday   03/27
W-NW
Haw: 8-10 occ 12
Face: 14-18 occ 20
Trades light-moderate
fair to good

HALEIWA
Monday   03/27
W-NW
Haw: 8-10
Face: 12-18
Trades light-moderate
fair to good

MAKAHA
Monday   03/27
W-NW
Haw: 6-8+
Face: 10-15+
East Trades moderate
good

ALA MOANA
Monday   03/27
S-SW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
East Trades moderate
good

Waikiki
Monday   03/27
S-SW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Trades light-moderate
good

Diamond Head
Monday   03/27
COMBO
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
East Trades moderate
slightly bumpy

Sandy Beach
Monday   03/27
COMBO
Haw: 2-4 occ +
Face: 3-7 occ +
East Trades moderate
bumpy

Makapuu
Monday   03/27
E
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
East Trades moderate
slightly bumpy

Maui

Hookipa
Monday   03/27
W-NW
Haw: 2-4 occ +
Face: 3-7 occ +
Trades light-moderate
good

Honolua
Monday   03/27
W-NW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Trades light-moderate
smooth

Kihei
Monday   03/27
W-NW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Trades light-moderate
good
Bigger West wrap further down the road
Hana
Monday   03/27
E
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7
East Trades moderate
bumpy

Lahaina
Monday   03/27
S-SW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
East Trades moderate
fair to good

Kauai

Hanalei
Monday   03/27
W-NW
Haw: 6-8 occ 10
Face: 10-15 occ 18
East Trades moderate
good

Majors
Monday   03/27
W-NW
Haw: 6-8+
Face: 10-15+
Trades light-moderate
clean

Poipu
Monday   03/27
S-SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trades light-moderate
slightly bumpy

Kapaa
Monday   03/27
E
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Trades moderate
choppy

Big Island

Hamakua Coast
Monday   03/27
COMBO
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7
Trades moderate-fresh
choppy

Kohala
Monday   03/27
W-NW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
East Trades moderate
fair to good

Kona
Monday   03/27
COMBO
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Trades light-moderate
clean

Hilo
Monday   03/27
E
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
East Trades moderate
choppy

Kau
Monday   03/27
COMBO
Haw: 3-5
Face: 5-9
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 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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