Fun swell Tuesday and Wednesday, slow into next week

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Hawaii North Shore forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Mon 23rd February)

Best Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 

This week and weekend (Feb 25 – Mar 1)

After a fun day of surf through yesterday, the swell has really backed away into today with small to tiny waves due into this evening.

The only significant source of swell due over the coming period is due to arrive through tomorrow, building through the afternoon and peaking Wednesday morning.

The source of this swell was a slow moving and relatively weak low pushing east from Japan and we should see exposed breaks kicking to the 6ft+ range tomorrow evening, peaking around 6ft to occasionally 8ft early Wednesday. The swell should then tail off steadily through the day and further into the end of the week.

Conditions should be great with fresh E'ly trades tomorrow, becoming stronger through Wednesday before backing off into the end of the week.

Come Saturday and Sunday there isn't any size at all expected across the coast with freshening E/NE trades.

Next Monday onwards (Mar 2 onwards)

There's nothing significant at all on the cards for next week besides small pulses of background NW swell maxing out in the 4ft range.

This will be a result of a large blocking pattern setting up across the North Pacific, with swell generating systems forming off Japan, being pushed unfavourably to the north-east.

Winds will become poor and strengthen from the NE, but we'll look at this in more detail on Thursday.

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