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The National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Honolulu implemented a new format for surf forecasts on September 10, 2020. In addition to surf, the new format will include weather, winds, temperatures, tides, and sunrise and sunset information. More information on this national format change is available here:

At the same time, the surf forecast will be expanded from Oahu to include additional forecast segments for Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island.

Please note that Pat Caldwell's collaborative surf forecast will be available under the "Surf Discussion" tab, or linked directly here:

The new format is now available at:

The surf forecast segment for each island is also available through the respective NWS recorded phone system:

Kauai...   808-245-6001
Oahu...   808-973-4380
Maui...   808-944-3756
  toll free...   866-944-5025
Big Island...   808-935-8555


Portions of the statewide surf forecast are also broadcast over NOAA Weather Radio, depending on transmitter and listening area:

KBA-99 broadcasting on 162.550 MHz
from Mt. Kaala, Oahu

Oahu and Kauai forecasts
WZ-2557 broadcasting on 162.450 MHz
from Lihue, Kauai
Kauai forecast
WWG-75 broadcasting on 162.400 MHz
from Haleakala, Maui
Maui forecast
WWG-27 broadcasting on 162.550 MHz
from South Point, Big Island
Big Island forecast
(two segments)


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