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Staying Safe During Hawaii’s “Two Seasons”

Posted by Jody on October 22, 2013

Aloha! This is some really wonderful information from one of my favorite sites.
Stay safe & have a great day at the beach! ~Jody

Pacific Island National Parks

(The following article courtesy National Weather Service Honolulu Office Website )

Hawaii’s Ocean Awareness Week: October 21st – 25th, 2013

Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie’s Proclamation for Ocean Awareness Week

Weather and surf are distinguished by two distinct seasons in Hawaii. The surf seasons generally follow the seasonal changes in the weather pattern across the North-Central Pacific Ocean. The dry season in Hawaii runs from May through September, while the wet season runs from October through April.

During the dry season, long period south swells are most common. These swells are generated by storm systems churning away in the southern hemisphere to the east of Australia and New Zealand. Two distinct zones of storm generation are favorable for south swell development. The most favorable location is in the area just east of New Zealand, while a second less consistent area is located between Australia and New Zealand. The south swells travel nearly…

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2 Responses to “Staying Safe During Hawaii’s “Two Seasons””

  1. Hub was working in Hawaii when Hurricane Iniki hit the islands. He ferried hundreds of people off Kauai who were stranded. The pics he took were unbelievable!

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