Saturday, October 23, 2021

Saturday 10 23 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album. That is Andres Martinez, owner of Ding King and shaper of my wingfoil board. We also designed together my next SUP foiling board that should be ready soon.


4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
No southerly energy at Barbers. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency. Based on the fetches of a week ago, there shouldn't be much.

North shore
N

7ft @ 13s from 355° (N)
3.4ft @ 8s from 11° (NNE)
2.6ft @ 10s from 358° (N)

Hanalei

6.9ft @ 13s from 354° (N)
4.5ft @ 9s from 358° (N)

Waimea

6.7ft @ 13s from 4° (N)
5ft @ 10s from 353° (N)

Kaneohe Bay
3ft @ 6s from 70° (ENE)

As predicted, new N energy picked up at all the buoys. Below are the maps of Oct 19 through 22. As you can see, there's sources that follow each other spaced about a couple of days. Home guess for Hookipa and most of the north shore is around head and a half with bigger sets.


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 22, 2021

Friday 10 22 21 morning call

Winging action yesterday at Kanaha.


Hookipa saw plenty action too.

4-5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers
1.8ft @ 13s from 203° (SSW)

NNW energy subsided and we can see again the southerly energy at Barbers. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency. Down compared to the last couple of days and early onshores.



North shore
NW101

6ft @ 9s from 16° (NNE)
2.4ft @ 15s from 332° (NNW)

Hanalei

3.5ft @ 10s from 353° (N)
3.4ft @ 11s from 350° (N)
2.4ft @ 5s from 42° (NE)
1.3ft @ 16s from 317° (NW)

Waimea

3.1ft @ 13s from 344° (NNW)
3ft @ 9s from 350° (N)
1.3ft @ 6s from 5° (N)
1.1ft @ 16s from 328° (NW)

Mixed periods NW to NNE energies at the upstream buoys. Without Pauwela, the home guess for Hookipa is particularly challenging today. I'm going to throw head to head and a half and not clean (because of the mix and of the wind). Notice how the Pacioos forecast below calls for a reinforcing 7.5ft 15s from the north tonight. Also Surfine has 7ft 14s at 3pm.

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 21, 2021

6.45am hookipa is double overhead and clean. 
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Thursday 10 21 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday morning. Photo by Patrick Wardle.


South shore had waves too. This is Dave Kalama cross stepping in front of a lens.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers
3.1ft @ 14s from 239° (WSW)

Unlike Lanai, Barbers is open to wrap of NW energy. That's the case today and that means that we can't really know how much southerly energy from yesterday's swell is in the water this morning. It was 2.3ft 15s yesterday, hopefully there's around 2ft 14s today. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore
NW101
5.2ft @ 12s from 344° (NNW)

N
7.8ft @ 13s from 333° (NNW)

Hanalei
5.8ft @ 13s from 335° (NNW)

Waimea
5ft @ 13s from 332° (NNW)

NNW swell looks pretty solid at the upstream buoys, even more solid at the N one, indicating that the most of the energy is missing us to our east. Home guess for Hookipa is around head and a half with possible bigger sets and clean.

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 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.