Wednesday, February 08, 2023

Wednesday 2 8 23 morning call

Hookipa yesterday. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.

4-5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore

No southerly energy at the buoys. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore
NW001

  • 6ft
    , 14s, NNW 340º

Hanalei

  • 4.4ft
    , 14s, NNW 335º
  • 4.2ft
    , 10s, NE 55º
  • 3.1ft
    , 8s, ENE 65º

Waimea

  • 3.5ft
    , 14s, NW 310º
  • 3.5ft
    , 6s, NNE 30º

Hilo

  • 8.2ft
    , 11s, E 80º

NW swell turned more north (340 at the NW buoy) and will get to our north shore better (more consistency and size). Home guess for Hookipa is around head and a half and windy.

Wind map at noon. The other ones can be found here.


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, February 07, 2023

Tuesday 2 7 23 morning call

Hookipa yesterday. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.


5-6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
Lanai

  • 0.9ft
    , 13s, S 185º

Very small southerly energy at Lanai. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
NW001

  • 6.6ft
    , 15s, NW 320º

Hanalei

  • 3.6ft
    , 17s, NW 315º
  • 4.8ft
    , 9s, E 85º
  • 2.5ft
    , 14s, NW 325º

Waimea

  • 3.7ft
    , 15s, NW 315º
  • 2.5ft
    , 8s, NE 40º
  • 2.8ft
    , 6s, NE 45º

Hilo

  • 7.4ft
    , 9s, E 90º

Long period moderate size NW swell picked up throughout the day yesterday and today should provide sets in the head to head and a half range at Hookipa. On top of that, the much more consistent easterly windswell will add quite a bit of energy. Windy.

Wind map at noon. The other ones can be found here.


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, February 06, 2023

Monday 2 6 23 morning call

I lost my Gopro Hero 5 Session with floaty and mouth mount yesterday at Kanaha. It should have my name and number on it (possibly a bit faded).

Hookipa yesterday. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.

6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
Lanai

  • 1.3ft
    , 12s, S 190º
  • 1.9ft
    , 8s, SSE 155º

Very small southerly energy at Lanai. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
NW001

  • 3.1ft
    , 17s, NW 310º
  • 5.3ft
    , 8s, ESE 105º

Hanalei

  • 2ft
    , 20s, NW 315º
  • 4.4ft
    , 8s, ENE 70º
  • 2.4ft
    , 11s, N 10º

Waimea

  • 2.5ft
    , 12s, N 0º
  • 2.8ft
    , 8s, NNE 30

0.7ft at 20s NW 325º

New long period NW swell is rising at the buoys. Below are the maps of February 2 through 5 (I somehow failed to save the one of the 4th) that show the fetch that generated it.


Below is the Surfline forecast showing the swell reaching 2.7ft 18s at sunset and 4.3ft 14s tomorrow.
Home guess for Hookipa is head high and windy. During the day the NW sets will start to get a bit bigger and more consistent, but the most of the energy will still due to the NE windswell.

Wind map at noon. The other ones can be found here.


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, February 05, 2023

Sunday 2 5 23 morning call

The proper way to compared two very similar foils (my unchopped HA525 and a friend's chopped one) for downinders would be to do two back to back runs in the same day. I didn't have time yesterday and I had to return the chopped one, so at least I did a run with it. Today I'll do a run with mine and hopefully I'll have a better idea of the differences between the two. Meanwhile, here's a clip from yesterday's run with my impressions.


6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
Lanai

  • 1ft
    , 14s, SSW 200º
  • 0.9ft
    , 12s, SSW 205º

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


North shore
Hanalei

  • 6.8ft
    , 8s, ENE 60º
  • 2.6ft
    , 11s, NNW 345º
  • 3.9ft
    , 6s, ENE 70º

Waimea

  • 3.5ft
    , 11s, NNW 345º
  • 4.8ft
    , 8s, NE 40º
  • 2.2ft
    , 5s, NE 35º

Mokapu

  • 8ft
    , 8s, NE 50º

The leftover NNW energy you still see at Hanalei and Waimea will continue to decline today while the short period NE-ENE one is rising. Home guess for Hookipa is head to head and a half and windy.

Wind map at noon. The other ones can be found here.


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, February 04, 2023

Saturday 2 4 23 morning call

Hookipa yesterday. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.


Hookipa at sunset.
6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
Lanai

  • 1.5ft
    , 13s, SSW 195º

  • 0.5ft
    , 15s, SSW 195º

Out of season south swell slowly winding down at Lanai. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore
NW001

  • 2ft
    , 12s, NNW 345º

Hanalei

  • 7.2ft
    , 8s, NNE 30º
  • 1.7ft
    , 13s, NNW 340º
  • 1.3ft
    , 11s, N 350º

Waimea

  • 5.3ft
    , 8s, N 10º
  • 2.4ft
    , 13s, NW 315º

NW energy down to almost nothing at the buoys, most of the waves will be provided by the N to NNE energy at Hanalei and Waimea. Home guess for Hookipa is around head to head and a third high and blown out. Get used to the blown out part, as the Windguru table below is calling for strong easterly for at least 10 days. Striking difference with the conditions we had so far, but variety is one of the reasons why Maui is the multi-discipline paradise that it is.

Wind map at noon. The other ones can be found here.


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.