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Waikiki Surface Swim Current Predictions

Waikiki is one of the premiere beach destinations with millions of visitors and swimmers each year. Regular swimmers traverse the coastline enjoying the beautiful scenery and protection from large waves provided by corals. Using the PacIOOS ROMS model, we show the predicted currents around Waikiki for the next few days. Each morning, we deploy synthetic drifters offshore of the New Otani hotel into the predicted currents to estimate where floating particles would go.

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ROMS Ocean Model: predicted currents

Note: Xavier Capet's ROMS OFfline model is used to calculate the trajectories in this tool. For more details, click here. In addition, these model data were generated as part of an academic research project, and the principal investigator, Brian Powell, asks to be informed of intent for scientific use and appropriate acknowledgment given in any publications arising therefrom. The data are provided free of charge, without warranty of any kind.

Please consider acknowledging PacIOOS in any distribution or publication of data as follows: Data provided by PacIOOS (www.pacioos.org), which is a part of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®), funded in part by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Award #NA11NOS0120039.