Premium snn Membership

Join the Premium SNN Membership and enjoy 10 Day Forecasts, All Webcams Page, 5 Days Webcams Archives, Help Surfrider & Access Surf with your partnership.
All for just $8/month Sign Up Now! 1st Month is FREE

Used Surfboards HI Nov.Dec 17 Online Promo

645a OBS: 7am HAPPY THANKSGIVING Thursday powered by HIC SURF'S BLOW OUT SALE

Fairly clear, windy NE trades 15-30mph. Above High Surf Warnings. High Surf Adv for adjacent shores. Small Craft Adv due to NE Trades 15-30mph & large open ocean swell.

LARGE N to NNE, micro SSW & moderate windswell. Call 596-SURF 7a, 12p, 3p, 5pm

Untitled-1

North Shore:

Way up & rising 14 sec North swell. Stiff sideoff NE Trades filling 15-30mph. Disorganized, bumpy, poor direction & too big for most reefs. Haleiwa: chunky 6-10'; Laniakea 10-15' (chance of 18' outside); Chuns 8-12' closed, passed by. Waimea, hardly breaking but a handful of takers waiting for a 12+' set. Pipe-Backdoor-OTW 4-6; Rocky Pt 10-15' outside; Sunset 10-15' maybe some 18' sweepers outside. Mostly cloudy & crazy.
Untitled-1

West:

Up and rising North swell. Makaha is 4-8' maybe higher later with light-moderate offshores NE trades getting 15-30mph by 10a & mostly blue overhead.
Untitled-1

Town:

Down/dropping tiny SSW. Surf is mostly 0-1.5' maybe occ 2' or waist high sets.. But weak. Moderate NE winds and offshores so far from Kewalos to Courts, Ala Moana to Kaisers. Threes-Pops-Queens mostly 0-1 to almost 2' and slivers of blue overhead.
Untitled-1

Diamond Head:

Down/dropping small 10sec SSW. Surf is 0-1 barely occ 2' with offshore NE trades; fairly cloudy.
Untitled-1

Sandy's:

Way up and rising North wrap. Surf's good with moderate=fresh NE offshores for the 3-5' sets out at Full Pt. to Pipe littles. Much less in the shorebreak to Middle Peaks to Gas Chambers all 3' for now (higher later) under mostly cloudy skies.
Untitled-1

East Makapu'u:

Way up and rising NNE at 4-6' maybe occ 8' in a few hours with lines + waves way out there then slamming inside, focusing middle to Keiki side under broken clouds.
Surf n Sea 728×90 generic

Weather

Thursday
with="64"

Temp
min:
72°F
max: 84°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
28mph NE

Friday
with="64"

Temp
min:
72°F
max: 84°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
28mph NE

Saturday
with="64"

Temp
min:
72°F
max: 84°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
28mph ENE

Sunday
with="64"

Temp
min:
73°F
max: 84°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
28mph ENE

Monday
with="64"

Temp
min:
74°F
max: 84°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
23mph NE

Range:
15-30mph NE Trade

Range:
15-30mph NE to ENE

Range:
15-30mph ENE Trade

Range:
10-25mph NE Trade

Range:
10-20+mph NE Trade

North

Friday
11/24
N-NE
Haw: 6-10
Face: 10-18
Dropping
8' 12s + new 4' 14s NW
Saturday
11/25
N-NE
Haw: 3-6+
Face: 5-10+
Holding
6' 11sec
Sunday
11/26
NNW+NNE
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7
Rising
2' 18sec to 6' 16s afternoon=surf 8'
Monday
11/27
NNW+NNE
Haw: 6-10
Face: 10-18
Rising
7.5' 14 sec + sketchy NE
Tuesday
11/28
N
Haw: 5-7
Face: 8-12
Dropping Slow
5' 14sec
ho ho, you can't display HTML canvas graphics yet ho ho, you can't display HTML canvas graphics yet ho ho, you can't display HTML canvas graphics yet ho ho, you can't display HTML canvas graphics yet ho ho, you can't display HTML canvas graphics yet

West

Friday
11/24
N-NE
Haw: 4-6+
Face: 6-10+
Dropping

Saturday
11/25
N-NE
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7
Holding

Sunday
11/26
N-NE
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Holding

Monday
11/27
NNW+NNE
Haw: 5-7
Face: 8-12
Rising

Tuesday
11/28
COMBO
Haw: 3-5
Face: 5-9
Dropping Slow

ho ho, you can't display HTML canvas graphics yet ho ho, you can't display HTML canvas graphics yet ho ho, you can't display HTML canvas graphics yet ho ho, you can't display HTML canvas graphics yet ho ho, you can't display HTML canvas graphics yet

South

Friday
11/24
S-SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Dropping

Saturday
11/25
S-SW
Haw: 0-2
Face: 0-3
Rising Slow
1' 14 sec 2pm
Sunday
11/26
S-SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Rising
1' 14 sec
Monday
11/27
S-SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Holding
1.3' 15s
Tuesday
11/28
S-SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Rising
1.3 14sec
ho ho, you can't display HTML canvas graphics yet ho ho, you can't display HTML canvas graphics yet ho ho, you can't display HTML canvas graphics yet ho ho, you can't display HTML canvas graphics yet ho ho, you can't display HTML canvas graphics yet

east

Friday
11/24
ENE+N
Haw: 4-8
Face: 6-14
Dropping

Saturday
11/25
ENE+N
Haw: 3-6+
Face: 5-10+
Rising

Sunday
11/26
ENE+NE
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7
Rising

Monday
11/27
ENE+NE
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7
Holding

Tuesday
11/28
ENE+NE
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7
Forecasted

ho ho, you can't display HTML canvas graphics yet ho ho, you can't display HTML canvas graphics yet ho ho, you can't display HTML canvas graphics yet ho ho, you can't display HTML canvas graphics yet ho ho, you can't display HTML canvas graphics yet
Untitled-1

Current Swells:

Friday   11/24
Primary: Dropping  N-NE  TREND is 8-12' surf at 12 sec
Secondary: Holding  NE  TREND: 2-4' trade surf at 8 sec
Third: Holding  S-SW  TREND: 1-2' surf at 14 sec
Untitled-1

Marine Warnings:

Untitled-1

Sailing Report:

Untitled-1

Diving Report:

Oahu

SUNSET
Friday   11/24
N-NE
Haw: 8-12
Face: 14-20
NE Trades moderate-fresh
disorganized and ugly
TREND
ROCKY POINT
Friday   11/24
N-NE
Haw: 8-10 occ 12
Face: 14-18 occ 20
NE Trades moderate-fresh
CLOSED OUT
TREND
HALEIWA
Friday   11/24
N-NE
Haw: 4-6+
Face: 6-10+
NE Trades moderate-fresh
bumpy
TREND
MAKAHA
Friday   11/24
N-NE
Haw: 3-5+
Face: 5-9+
NE Trades moderate-fresh
good
TREND
ALA MOANA
Friday   11/24
S-SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
NE Trades moderate-fresh
MEDIOCRE
TREND
Waikiki
Friday   11/24
S-SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
NE Trades moderate-fresh
Offshore
TREND
Diamond Head
Friday   11/24
S-SW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
NE Trades moderate-fresh
fair
TREND
Sandy Beach
Friday   11/24
N-NE
Haw: 3-6
Face: 5-10
NE Trades moderate-strong
bumpy
Bigger later;TREND
Makapuu
Friday   11/24
ENE+NNE
Haw: 4-8
Face: 6-14
NE Trades moderate-strong
choppy
TREND

Maui

Hookipa
Friday   11/24
N-NE
Haw: 8-12+
Face: 14-20+
NE Trades moderate-strong
rough
TREND
Honolua
Friday   11/24
N-NE
Haw: 5-8
Face: 8-14
NE Trades moderate-strong
fair
TREND
Kihei
Friday   11/24
S
Haw: 0
Face: 0
NE Trades moderate-strong
fair to good

Hana
Friday   11/24
N-NE
Haw: 6-10
Face: 10-18
NE Trades moderate-strong
choppy
isolated higher
Lahaina
Friday   11/24
S-SW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
NE Trades moderate-fresh
smooth

Kauai

Hanalei
Friday   11/24
N-NE
Haw: 6-10
Face: 10-18
NE Trades moderate-strong
disorganized and ugly
Isolated higher to NNE. TREND
Majors
Friday   11/24
N-NE
Haw: 4-8
Face: 6-14
NE Trades moderate-strong
bumpy
TREND
Poipu
Friday   11/24
S-SW
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
NE Trades moderate-strong
good
TREND
Kapaa
Friday   11/24
N-NE
Haw: 5-8
Face: 8-14
NE Trades moderate-strong
choppy
higher toward the NE. TREND

Big Island

Hamakua Coast
Friday   11/24
N-NE
Haw: 8-12
Face: 14-20
NE Trades moderate-strong
choppy
TREND
Kohala
Friday   11/24
N-NE
Haw: 3-6
Face: 5-10
NE Trades moderate-strong
fair
Isolated higher; TREND
Hilo
Friday   11/24
ENE+NNE
Haw: 10-15
Face: 15-25’
NE Trades moderate-strong
choppy
isolated plus; TREND
Kau
Friday   11/24
ENE+NNE
Haw: 4-8
Face: 6-14
NE Trades moderate-strong
fair
isolated plus' sets; TREND

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.)

Surfer's Wall Photos

Latest Photos:

Most Liked Photos:

Back to Top