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Surf Forecast | Hawaiian Pro

Nov 20, 2019

By Jonathan Warren / Surfline

HIGHLIGHTS

Slow Wed AM but rebuilding late as new WNW swell picks up
Solid WNW swell peaks Thu with breezy ENE trades, fading Fri
Another good-size WNW swell Sunday with easing E trades possible 


WEDNESDAY 20th

2-3’ faces for at least first half of day. Building to 4-5’ faces by sundown.

SWELL/SURF: Leftover NW swell in the morning and through the first half of the day. New WNW swell builds during the afternoon and evening hours. 
WIND: Moderate ENE trades early trend to breezy for the afternoon.
TIDES: 1.5’ high at 9:47am, 0’ low at 4:02pm


THURSDAY 21st

8-12’ occ 14’ faces. Breezy side/offshore wind. 

SWELL/SURF: New/solid WNW-NW swell tops out with well overhead to double overhead surf with max sets of the morning a bit larger.
WIND: Strong ENE trades. 
TIDES: 1.4’ high at 10:43am, 0’ low at 4:35pm


FRIDAY 22nd

6-10’ faces, fading to 4-7’. Breezy side/offshore wind.  

SWELL/SURF: Easing WNW-NW swell. Biggest early with the biggest sets still well overhead.
WIND: Strong ENE trades. 
TIDES: 0.5’ low at 4:54am, 1.3’ high at 11:35am, -0.1’ low at 5:06pm


SATURDAY 23rd

4-5’ faces, fading to 3-4’. Breezy side/offshore wind. 

SWELL/SURF: Leftovers of old/easing WNW-NW swell. Biggest early with the bigger sets around shoulder- to head-high. New NW swell may start to build late in the day.
WIND: Strong ENE trades – stronger than ideal but an OK direction.
TIDES: 0.4’ low at 6:02am, 1.1’ high at 12:23pm, -0.1’ low at 5:37pm


SUNDAY 24th

Building 8-10’ occ. 12 faces. Offshore wind may ease some

SWELL/SURF: Leftovers of old/easing WNW-NW swell. Biggest early with the bigger sets around shoulder- to head-high. New NW swell starts to move in over the PM.
WIND: Strong ENE trades – stronger than ideal but an OK direction.
TIDES: 0.4’ low at 7:04am, 1.1’ high at 1:09pm, -0.1’ low at 6:09pm

Another solid WNW-NW swell (300-325°) will move in by Thursday and should peak around 9-10 feet at 15-16 seconds.

ANALYSIS

No major changes from our previous update with solid WNW swell expected to build in late Wednesday, peak during the morning hours on Thursday and fade/drop through Friday. We may refine things a bit for Wednesday as we see this new swell hit buoy 01 but expect to see some sets build for the late afternoon and evening in the head high to slightly larger range. 

As the swell peaks on Thursday we should see another round of well overhead to double overhead surf, with some larger sets at times. This swelll should end up a bit smaller than this past weekend’s swell and a bit less consistent with the storm further away, but still decent to good consistency. 

Yet another WNW to NW swell is expected to build over the weekend and should peak on Sunday. Today’s model guidance looks a notch or two better than what we were seeing yesterday and we’ve trended numbers up and it should be another day of surf at Haleiwa. One nice thing is we could see trades ease some on Sunday and trend straight E to possible ESE. 

Looking ahead to the first day of the Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset - Monday the 25th- we should still have sizable, albeit fading, swell. At this point double overhead surf looks very possible for Sunset in the morning and trades may lighter further and trend more ESE. Stay tuned. 

Going further out, there is more uncertainty for the final couple+ days of November and early December. It does look like a cut off low will develop to the northwest of the islands and we could see a prolonged run of more mid-period NW to NNW swell (320-350 degrees at 10-15 seconds) for late November and early December. Stay tuned, we'll need some time to slowly iron out the details.


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