Wednesday, October 20, 2021

8am the NNW swell is only now starting to fill in with clean but inconsistent head high sets. 
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Wednesday 10 20 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.

5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers
2.3ft @ 15s from 187° (S)

New long period south swell looks good at Barbers. Below are the maps of Oct 12 through 15 that show the evolution of the fetch that generated it.


Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.



North shore
NW101
4.4ft @ 14s from 342° (NNW)

Hanalei
2.7ft @ 15s from 336° (NNW)

Waimea
2ft @ 17s from 335° (NNW)

Kaneohe Bay
3ft @ 8s from 42° (NE)

NNW energy from the fetch indicated by the red arrow in yesterday's map collage is at the upstream buoys and will be on the rise all day. Home guess for Hookipa is for head to overhead high waves and clean, thanks to the light wind.

Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.




Wind map at noon. The other ones can be found here (click on animation of the 10 meter column).



Fetches map
(circles legend: red: direct aim, blue: angular spreading, black: blocked, yellow: possibly over the ice sheet) from Windy.
North Pacific
(about 4 days travel time from the NW corner of the North Pacific):



South Pacific
(about 7 days travel time from east/west of New Zealand):



Morning sky.


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tuesday 10 19 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday afternoon.


5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers

2ft @ 8s from 172° (S)
1.1ft @ 16s from 183° (S)

Small long period southerly energy at Barbers. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore
North
4ft @ 10s from 24° (NNE)

Waimea
2.1ft @ 11s from 351° (N)

Kaneohe Bay

3.2ft @ 8s from 26° (NNE)
2.2ft @ 6s from 73° (ENE)

Interesting reading of NNE energy at the north buoy. To examine where it came from, let's first look at the position of the buoys around Hawaii. The N buoy is 212 nm out at a 42 degrees angle.


Below are the maps of Oct 15 through 18. The energy at the N buoy (and Waimea) probably comes from the angular spreading of the fetch I indicated with blue arrows. It should be bigger in Maui than in Oahu, so we could have up to 3ft 10s locally. That might give relatively organized waves in the head high range.
The red arrows instead indicate the fetch that generated the first of a couple of NW to N pulses that will start arriving tomorrow evening (yellow dotted line on the Pacioos forecast below).



Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.


Wind map at noon. The other ones can be found here (click on animation of the 10 meter column).



Fetches map
(circles legend: red: direct aim, blue: angular spreading, black: blocked, yellow: possibly over the ice sheet) from Windy.
North Pacific
(about 4 days travel time from the NW corner of the North Pacific):



South Pacific
(about 7 days travel time from east/west of New Zealand):



Morning sky.


Monday, October 18, 2021

Monday 10 18 21 morning call

No photos from yesterday. This is a much longer (and bigger) than average wave at Uluwatu in Bali.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers

2ft @ 9s from 168° (SSE)
1.7ft @ 7s from 159° (SSE)
1ft @ 12s from 207° (SSW)
0.9ft @ 11s from 192° (SSW)

Mix of small southerly energy at Barbers. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
Hanalei
1.5ft @ 13s from 352° (N)

Waimea

2.3ft @ 9s from 353° (N)
1.8ft @ 11s from 330° (NW)

Kaneohe Bay
4.8ft @ 7s from 72° (ENE)

Small NW to N energy at the upstream buoys, while the windswell continues its slow decline. Home guess for Hookipa is for around chest to shoulder high.

Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.



Wind map at noon. The other ones can be found here (click on animation of the 10 meter column).



Fetches map
(circles legend: red: direct aim, blue: angular spreading, black: blocked, yellow: possibly over the ice sheet) from Windy.
North Pacific
(about 4 days travel time from the NW corner of the North Pacific):



South Pacific
(about 7 days travel time from east/west of New Zealand):



Morning sky.


Sunday, October 17, 2021

Sunday 10 17 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday afternoon.

6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers

2.3ft @ 8s from 160° (SSE)
1.6ft @ 10s from 185° (S)
1.1ft @ 12s from 217° (SW)
0.7ft @ 16s from 213° (SW)

Small mix of southerly energy at Barbers. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore
Hanalei

1.7ft @ 13s from 328° (NW)

Waimea
1.7ft @ 12s from 322° (NW)

Kaneohe Bay
3.9ft @ 8s from 64° (ENE)

Small NW energy at the upstream buoys, while the windswell declines. Home guess for Hookipa is around shoulder high.

Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.


Wind map at noon. The other ones can be found here (click on animation of the 10 meter column).



Fetches map
(circles legend: red: direct aim, blue: angular spreading, black: blocked, yellow: possibly over the ice sheet) from Windy.
North Pacific
(about 4 days travel time from the NW corner of the North Pacific):



South Pacific
(about 7 days travel time from east/west of New Zealand):



Morning sky.


Saturday, October 16, 2021

Saturday 10 16 21 morning call

Kanaha yesterday. I keep doing my downwingers, I'm completely addicted. Yesterday's relatively light wind (15-20 knots), relatively big wing (4.2 F1) and very fast foil (Arrmstrong 850 with V200 tail)  combo was killer.

6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers
1.7ft @ 13s from 219° (SW)

Barbers keeps showing somewhat decent energy from the southerly quadrants, but I learned that that is not as meaningful as if Lanai would show it. So please check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore
Hanalei
2.1ft @ 12s from 335° (NNW)

Waimea
1.6ft @ 13s from 330° (NW)

Kaneohe Bay
5.3ft @ 8s from 64° (ENE)

Very modest NW energy at the upstream buoys, the windswell will continue to be the dominant and most noticeable energy in the local waters. Home guess for Hookipa is around shoulder high, bigger on eastern exposures.

Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.


Wind map at noon. The other ones can be found here (click on animation of the 10 meter column).



Fetches map
(circles legend: red: direct aim, blue: angular spreading, black: blocked, yellow: possibly over the ice sheet) from Windy.
North Pacific
(about 4 days travel time from the NW corner of the North Pacific):



South Pacific
(about 7 days travel time from east/west of New Zealand):



Morning sky.


Friday, October 15, 2021

Friday 10 15 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday afternoon.


3am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers

2.2ft @ 8s from 160° (SSE)
2.1ft @ 11s from 168° (SSE)

Small short period energy at Barbers, there shouldn't be much today. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
Waimea
1.3ft @ 13s from 341° (NNW)

Kaneohe Bay
5.2ft @ 8s from 68° (ENE)

Below are the maps of Oct 9 and 10 showing the weak fetch in the NW corner that generated the very modest NW energy at the Waimea buoy.


The declining windswell will be still largely dominating locally. Home guess for Hookipa is around shoulder high and sloppy, bigger on eastern exposures.

Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.


Wind map at noon. The other ones can be found here (click on animation of the 10 meter column).



Fetches map
(circles legend: red: direct aim, blue: angular spreading, black: blocked, yellow: possibly over the ice sheet) from Windy.
North Pacific
(about 4 days travel time from the NW corner of the North Pacific):



South Pacific
(about 7 days travel time from east/west of New Zealand):



Morning sky.


Thursday, October 14, 2021

Thursday 10 14 21 morning call

Thanks to Jesse for the donation.

This is my neighbor Dylan ripping up the coast yesterday with his trusty Armstrong 1050. 


Instead, I did a downwinder with his 850 and liked is so much that I made sure to be at the beach when he came in to thank him for letting my borrow it. He said:"wait until you try the new HA725!"
Always more gear coming out, more fun to be had. Btw, when I searched for Armstrong 850 on youtube, this is the first video that came up. Him, again.


3am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers
2.2ft @ 13s from 181° (S)

Long lasting south swell winding down at Barbers. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
Kaneohe Bay
6.5ft @ 8s from 66° (ENE)

Windswell slightly smaller at Kaneohe Bay, home guess for Hookipa is around head high and sloppy, bigger on eastern exposures.

Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.



Wind map at noon. The other ones can be found here (click on animation of the 10 meter column).



Fetches map
(circles legend: red: direct aim, blue: angular spreading, black: blocked, yellow: possibly over the ice sheet) from Windy.
North Pacific
(about 4 days travel time from the NW corner of the North Pacific):



South Pacific
(about 7 days travel time from east/west of New Zealand):



Morning sky.


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Wednesday 10 13 21 morning call

Another spectacular downwing run yesterday. This photo of Kanaha shows how much wind there was. This is my friend Paolo, who arrived in Maui a couple of months before me back in early 2001. I bet he had that sail with him already.


Hookipa later in the afternoon.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers
3ft @ 14s from 185° (S)

South swell down to 14s but still 3 ft at Barbers. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore
Kaneohe Bay
6.9ft @ 10s from 68° (ENE)

Another day of pumping windswell and wind. Home guess for Hookipa is overhead and sloppy, bigger on eastern exposures.

Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.




Wind map at noon. The other ones can be found here (click on animation of the 10 meter column).



Fetches map
(circles legend: red: direct aim, blue: angular spreading, black: blocked, yellow: possibly over the ice sheet) from Windy.
North Pacific
(about 4 days travel time from the NW corner of the North Pacific):


South Pacific
(about 7 days travel time from east/west of New Zealand):

Morning sky.