December 20, 2017 Surf Forecast

December 20, 2017, 3:42 PM HST · Updated December 20, 3:42 PM
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HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND EAST FACING SHORES

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    Surf: 1-3′ overhead high N ground swell.

    Conditions: Choppy with NNE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting NE 10-15mph in the afternoon.

    South

    am        pm  

    Surf: Ankle to knee high SW ground swell.

    Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with N winds 10-15mph. Clean conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NNE 5-10mph.

    West

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    Surf: Head high N ground swell with occasional 1-3′ overhead high sets.

    Conditions: Semi clean/textured in the morning with NNE winds 15-20mph. Fairly clean conditions for the afternoon as the winds lighten to 10-15mph.

    Image: NOAA

    Image: NOAA

    Image: NOAA

    Image: NOAA

    Image: NOAA

    Image: NOAA

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    Image: NOAA

    Outlook

    Outlook through Wednesday December 27: The northerly swell currently impacting the area will gradually ease Thursday night into Friday. A series of north and northwest swells will move through over the weekend and next week. Surf could reach advisory levels Saturday night into Sunday, then warning levels Tuesday night into Wednesday of next week along north and west facing shores.
    Surf heights are forecast heights of the face, or front, of waves. The surf forecast is based on the significant wave height, the average height of the one third largest waves, at the locations of the largest breakers. Some waves may be more than twice as high as the significant wave height. Expect to encounter rip currents in or near any surf zone.

    Data Courtesy of NOAA.gov and SwellInfo.com
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