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Displaying AFOS PIL: SRFHFO Received: 2019-02-08 14:00 UTC


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SRFHFO

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
400 AM HST Fri Feb 8 2019

HIZ005>011-090300-
Oahu-
400 AM HST Fri Feb 8 2019

...HIGH SURF WARNING FOR RISING SURF ALONG NORTH AND WEST FACING 
SHORES...

Surf along north facing shores will rise to 20 to 30 feet later 
today, and 25 to 35 feet Saturday.

Surf along west facing shores will rise to 15 to 20 feet later today,
and 18 to 25 feet Saturday.

Surf along east facing shores will be 4 to 7 feet through Saturday.

Surf along south facing shores will be 2 to 3 feet through Saturday.

Outlook through Friday February 15:
Extraordinary large and disorganized surf will produce life-
threatening conditions in the surf zone along north and west facing
shores from this weekend into early next week due to a very unusual
deepening low pressure system approaching the islands from the north.
In addition, unprecedented coastal inundation is possible along north
and west facing shores as ocean water surges and sweeps over beaches
and adjacent coastal areas due to strong north winds and extremely
large north and northwest swells. There is also a high potential for
extreme surges in north and west facing harbors from late Saturday 
through Sunday.

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.

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Houston