Tuesday, December 8, 2009
SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
900 AM HST TUE DEC 8 2009
HIGH SURF WARNING FOR NORTH AND EAST AND WEST FACING SHORES
Surf along north facing shores will continue at heights of 30 to 40 feet with occasional sets to 50 feet on the outer reefs through today and 25 to 35 feet Wednesday and lowering.
Surf along west facing shores will be 15 to 25 feet through today and 10 to 20 feet Wednesday and lowering.
Surf along east facing shores will be 2 to 4 feet, except 10 to 15 feet along shores exposed to the northwest swell through today. The surf for Wednesday is expected to be 2 to 4 feet, except 8 to 12 feet along shores exposed to the northwest swell.
Surf along south facing shores will be 1 to 3 feet through Wednesday
Deformation, magma pressure under Kilauea Volcano, took quite a dive this week but is just now starting to reverse to inflation as the graph above shows. The drop, though, led to a rather subdued deposit of molten lava into the broad shoreline entry points. It was still worth the drive & hike for visitors witnessing the display last night.
Posted by Leigh at 10:55 AM