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USED SURFBOARDS HAWAII NEW HOME

645am Obs Tuesday 3/28 Powered by Kona Red's Cold Brew Coffees

Mostly cloudy morning for Leeward & Windward/ Mauka. Light to moderate ENE trades. High surf Advsry for North & West facing shores. Small craft advisory for channels.

Advsry level WNW lingers, small-moderate SSW and ENE. Call 596-SURF (4 updates)

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North Shore:

Down & dropping 14 sec WNW. Sunset tops list @ 6-8' occ left over 10'; Rocky Pt. 6-8', Pipe 6-8' occ.+, Chuns 5-7'; Jockos 5-7' maybe plus; Laniakea 5-7', Ali'i 5-7'. Clean moderate offshore with E trades filling 10-20 and mostly cloudy.
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West:

Down & dropping WNW. Makaha is 4-6+' and smooth lite offshores with good lines. Good light offshore E trades filling 10-20 mph; mostly cloudy
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Town:

Down & dropping on west wrap that pumped 2-3'+ later yesterday. Up a hair and rising on the small 14 sec SSW. Surf is 1-2.5' mostly with chance of some isolated higher combo peaks; good conditions early with light-moderate offshore filling and fair-good shape from Bowls to Rock Piles to Kaisers... Threes-Pops-Queens 1-2.5' and mostly cloudy.
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Diamond Head:

Down & dropping on west wrap that pumped 2-4' late yesterday. Up a hair & rising on the small 14 sec SSW Surf is 1-2+'. So the combo is 2-3' maybe plus with semi bump but some decent walls; light E trades filling 10-20 mph creating more sideshore chop later. Cloudy.
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Sandy's:

Holding on trade swell and mix of SSW. Surf is 2-3' 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 10-20 mph; typical bumpiness with plenty clouds.
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East Makapu'u:

Holding the moderate 9 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 toward mid-day; clouds.
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Weather

Tuesday
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Temp
min:
73°F
max: 87°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
18mph E

Wednesday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 90°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
18mph E

Thursday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 89°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
13mph E

Friday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 90°F

Clear

Wind:
18mph ENE

Saturday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 90°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
23mph ENE

Range:
5-15+mph E

Range:
5-15mph E

Range:
5-15mph E
veering to variable
Range:
10-20mph E

Range:
10-25mph E-NE

North

Tuesday
03/28
W-NW
Haw: 5-8
Face: 8-14
Dropping
6' 14s; good offshores, cloudy
Wednesday
03/29
NW
Haw: 5-8
Face: 8-14
Rising
6' 14 sec (downgrade)
Thursday
03/30
N-NW
Haw: 4-6+
Face: 6-10+
Dropping
6' 13s
Friday
03/31
W-NW
Haw: 12-18+
Face: 18-30+
Rising
12' 16-18s
Saturday
04/01
NW
Haw: 10-15
Face: 15-25’
Dropping
10' 14-16s
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West

Tuesday
03/28
W-NW
Haw: 4-6+
Face: 6-10+
Dropping
smooth offshore, cloudy
Wednesday
03/29
NW
Haw: 4-6+
Face: 6-10+
Rising

Thursday
03/30
N-NW
Haw: 3-5
Face: 5-9
Dropping

Friday
03/31
W-NW
Haw: 10-15
Face: 15-25’
Rising

Saturday
04/01
NW
Haw: 8-10 occ 12
Face: 14-18 occ 20
Dropping

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South

Tuesday
03/28
S-SW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Holding
2' 14sec SSW + WNW trace
Wednesday
03/29
S-SW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Rising
2' 13sec+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
Saturday
04/01
S-SW
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Dropping Slowly
3' 14s
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east

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

Saturday
04/01
E-NE
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Holding

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Current Swells:

Tuesday   03/28
Primary: Dropping  W-NW  6-8+ surf at 14s
Secondary: Holding  E  3' surf at 9 sec
Third: Rising  S-SW  1-2+' surf at 14 sec
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Marine Warnings:

Tuesday   03/28
High Surf Advsry for NW shores. Small Craft Adv.
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Sailing Report:

Tuesday   03/28
Good with light E trades filling to moderate 10-20 mph
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Diving Report:

Tuesday   03/28
Poor for North and fair for deeper West, fair-good for deeper South, poor-fair for most East dives

Oahu

SUNSET
Tuesday   03/28
W-NW
Haw: 6-8 occ 10
Face: 10-15 occ 18
Trades light-moderate
good

ROCKY POINT
Tuesday   03/28
W-NW
Haw: 6-8
Face: 10-15
Trades light-moderate
Offshore

Pipeline
Tuesday   03/28
W-NW
Haw: 6-8
Face: 10-15
Trades light-moderate
good

HALEIWA
Tuesday   03/28
W-NW
Haw: 5-7
Face: 8-12
Trades light-moderate
fair to good

MAKAHA
Tuesday   03/28
W-NW
Haw: 6-8+
Face: 10-15+
East Trades moderate
good

ALA MOANA
Tuesday   03/28
S-SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
East Trades moderate
good

Waikiki
Tuesday   03/28
S-SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trades light-moderate
good

Diamond Head
Tuesday   03/28
COMBO
Haw: 1-3 occ +
Face: 2-5 occ +
East Trades moderate
slightly bumpy

Sandy Beach
Tuesday   03/28
COMBO
Haw: 2-3 occ +
Face: 3-5 occ +
East Trades moderate
bumpy

Makapuu
Tuesday   03/28
E
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
East Trades moderate
slightly bumpy

Maui

Hookipa
Tuesday   03/28
W-NW
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Trades light-moderate
good

Honolua
Tuesday   03/28
W-NW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trades light-moderate
smooth

Kihei
Tuesday   03/28
W-NW
Haw: 0-2
Face: 0-3
Trades light-moderate
good
Bigger West wrap further down the road
Hana
Tuesday   03/28
E
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
East Trades moderate
bumpy

Lahaina
Tuesday   03/28
S-SW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Trades light-moderate
fair to good

Kauai

Hanalei
Tuesday   03/28
W-NW
Haw: 5-7 occ 8
Face: 8-12 occ 14
East Trades moderate
good

Majors
Tuesday   03/28
W-NW
Haw: 4-6+
Face: 6-10+
Trades light-moderate
clean

Poipu
Tuesday   03/28
S-SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trades light-moderate
fair to good

Kapaa
Tuesday   03/28
E
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Trades moderate
choppy

Big Island

Hamakua Coast
Tuesday   03/28
COMBO
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Trades moderate
choppy

Kohala
Tuesday   03/28
W-NW
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
East Trades moderate
fair to good

Kona
Tuesday   03/28
COMBO
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Trades light-moderate
clean

Hilo
Tuesday   03/28
E
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
East Trades moderate
choppy

Kau
Tuesday   03/28
COMBO
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7
East Trades moderate
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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