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Want to know moreA tutorial on how to interpret charts is a good place to start.  Hans Rosenthal has a website that provides a ton of weather resources  including an explanation of buoy data and surf prediction tips.  
Just remember, if you get too good at Surf Prediction, your phone will start ringing very early every morning.

Most people in Hawaii are concerned with the weather on a daily basis.  Beach goers planning a barbecue or surf contest officials deciding whether to hold a scheduled event need access to up to the minute charts and narrative interpretations.
The National Weather Service offers a wealth of information online, a Kauai satellite picture, a more in depth discussion and a 7 day forecast. You can also get an hourly wind summary, so important to kiters and windsurfers. Current weather at Lihue Airport is updated on an hourly basis.
For surfers, the buoy report map is useful, buoy # 1 being the one that shows the NW swell first.  Pat Caldwell provides an excellent surf and wind recreational forecast, with a lot of useful links.  Surfline provides great Oahu surf reports, which apply on Kauai.  The University of Hawaii Department of Meteorology also posts weather links and observations on their site.
Tide information  is available here.
  

Hanalei Surf Company
5-5161 Kuhio Hwy
Hanalei, HI    96714
1-808-826-9000
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