Surf Forecast - Hawaii
5 Day Surf Forecast
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 4:48 PM
Surf Scale: 3 ft = waist high, 4 ft = chest high, 5 ft = head high, 10 ft =double overhead Swell Direction is direction swell is coming from. 90°=East, 180°=South, 270°=West, 360-0 = North
NOTE: Forecast does NOT account for enhancing bathymetry (i.e the 'reef effect') common at best breaks. For top spots with swell period 14 +secs, multiply surf size X 1.25-1.5 with peaks X 2 (or consider the stated size 'Hawaiian Scale').
Hawaiian North Shore Surf Forecast (Valid for the North and East Shores of Oahu)
(Swell Number, Swell Size & Period, Arrival Time and Profile)
(Set wave max face height)
Swell #9 building to 12.2-12.9 ft @ 17-18 secs by 10 AM and holding through the day
Swell #9 fading slowly from 11.8 ft @ 16 secs
Swell #9 fading from 7.0 ft @ 14 secs
Swell fading from 4.0 ft @ 11-12 secs
E 10 early
Possible new Japan-Dateline swell building to 7.0 ft @ 16 secs later
Solid Storm #9 developed while tracking over the dateline Sun-Mon (2/8) with seas in the 49 ft range aimed east and is forecast to track into the Gulf of Alaska into Wed (2/10) with seas falling from 43 ft dropping to 30 ft but mainly east of the HI swell window. Large swell is radiating southeast towards the Islands. Another system to form off Japan tracking east with seas in the 30-32 ft range on Wed-Thurs (2/11), then fading on the dateline. Most energy targeting Hawaii. And the Active Phase of the MJO is to start moving into the West Pacific 7-9 days from now, possibly super-charging the jetstream at that time, but also increasing the odds for poor weather at many big wave locations.