Monday, December 1, 2008

...and flights are only $600...

Total epic swell and flights are cheap.... DAMN!

900 AM HST MON DEC 1 2008

Surf along north facing shores will lower to heights of 6 to 10 feet today then increase rapidly late tonight to heights of 25 to 30 feet by sunrise Tuesday.

Surf along west facing shores will diminish to heights of 3 to 6 feet today then increase rapidly tonight to heights of 18 to 25 feet by sunrise Tuesday.

Surf along east facing shores will be 1 to 3 feet today and 2 to 4 feet Tuesday.

Surf along south facing shores will be less than 3 feet through Tuesday.

Outlook through Sunday Dec 7: a pair of storm systems passing northwest of the islands is generating a series of well above normal open ocean swells aimed at the main Hawaiian islands.

As one northwest swell departs the island scene, two additional swells are on their way here. One will be reaching the north and west facing shores of Oahu tonight with surf reaching warning levels. A reinforcing northwest swell of equal size and with a more west component is slated to arrive Wednesday night. It will finally peak Friday before a gradual decline through the weekend.

Surf heights are forecast heights of the face or front of waves. The surf forecast is based on the significant wave height in the zone of maximum refraction. 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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