Monday, September 20, 2021

Monday 9 20 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday mid day.


WSL Challange Series first contest out of 4 is on at Huntington Beach. Plenty Maui surfers in it.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
Barbers
2ft @ 14s from 194° (SSW)

Couple of feet 14s would be a nice reading if it was at Lanai, while Barbers doesn't seem to be as indicative for Maui. So, as usual, check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


Below is the map of Sept 13 that shows a bit of a fetch and some of the waves you see on the cam are probably coming from it.


North shore
Hanalei
1.6ft @ 12s from 340° (NNW)

Waimea
1.6ft @ 11s from 316° (NW)

Kaneohe Bay
3.7ft @ 7s from 66° (ENE)

Small NW energy down to 11s at Waimea. Home guess for Hookipa is waist to chest 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, September 19, 2021

Sunday 9 19 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday morning.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers
2.2ft @ 13s from 288° (WNW)

It only takes a little of NW energy to wrap in the south shore of Oahu and possibly mask whatever small southerly energy is in the water. That's the case today and in the absence of the Lanai buoy, the only way to know what's really in the water is the Lahaina webcam. Check it if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.



North shore
NW101
2.5ft @ 12s from 359° (N)

Hanalei
1.5ft @ 13s from 307° (WNW)

Waimea
1.8ft @ 13s from 311° (NW)

Kaneohe Bay
6ft @ 7s from 65° (ENE)

Small NW energy is at the upstream buoys and also in our waters. Windswell is going up too, home guess for Hookipa is around chest to possibly head high. Oh, if you're wondering where the NW energy comes from, below are the maps of Sept 13 through 16 that show the small fetch. Much more solid is the one that was later provided by the low that appears in the last picture. You can see in the Pacioos forecast below that the related swell is predicted to peak Tuesday night.



       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, September 18, 2021

7am hookipa has sloppy waist to occasionally chest high windswell waves and a bit of wind. 
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Saturday 9 18 21 morning call

Foil gear testing marathon at the harbor for me yesterday. Four hours (with half hour lunch break) to test three wingboards, one front foil wing and one tail. I took this picture at Hookipa afterwards.


4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
Barbers
1.6ft @ 14s from 199° (SSW)

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


North shore
Hanalei
1ft @ 15s from 315° (NW)

Waimea
0.9ft @ 16s from 315° (NW)

Kanaohe Bay
4.4ft @ 8s from 78° (ENE)

1ft 15/16s NW energy at the upstream buoys and 4.4ft 8s of windswell in Oahu. Without Pauwela the Hookipa home guesses are inevitably going to be less accurate. Today I'm calling for belly 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.


Friday, September 17, 2021

Friday 9 17 21 morning call

Blustery easterly wind yesterday. Horrible quality, but still enjoyable for a downwinder.


5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
Barbers

2ft @ 8s from 170° (S)
1.5ft @ 15s from 195° (SSW)
1.5ft @ 11s from 184° (S)

SSW energy down in size and period. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency


North shore
Waimea
0.5ft @ 13s from 331° (NNW)

Kaneohe Bay
5.2ft @ 8s from 70° (ENE)

With a perfect timing with the start of the season, Pauwela is down. Mokapu and Hilo are down too, so I picked Kaneohe Bay (east Oahu) to check the windswell. Waimea shows a sliver of NNW energy, probably not noticeable in the water.
Home guess for Hookipa is for sloppy waist to chest high waves.

Forecast and energy spectrum 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, September 16, 2021

Thursday 9 16 21 morning call

No photos from yesterday, next photo of my trip is one of the many I took on a road called Northern Passage Scenic Byway, 200 miles of  wonderful views in Idaho.


6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
Barbers
1.9ft @ 17s from 191° (SSW)

Long period SSW energy continues at the buoy. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency. 



North shore
Pauwela

3.3ft @ 8s from 64° (ENE)
3.1ft @ 6s from 60° (ENE)

Small windswell at the buoy, home guess for Hookipa is around waist/belly high. Things are about to change, as Pat Caldwell wrote: 
Seasonal change is seen in the weather charts this week over the north Pacific and it can only get better from here on out as we enter the new surf season of 2021-22.

This weekend there should be a first very small NW energy out of the fetches we've seen in the NW corner in the last few days, but a much more solid one will arrive Tuesday the 21st. I put an arrow to indicate it on the forecast below.

Forecast and energy spectrum 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, September 15, 2021

Wednesday 9 15 21 morning call

Another bout of foil gear testing yesterday for me. 


4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
Barbers

1.7ft @ 17s from 214° (SW)
0.9ft @ 13s from 190° (S)

Long period Tasman Sea energy continues at Barbers. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
Pauwela
4.1ft @ 8s from 48° (NE)

No more 11s northerly energy at the buoy, but 4ft 8s from 48 should still provide with some mushy waves. Home guess for Hookipa and eastern exposures is waist to chest high.

Forecast and energy spectrum 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, September 14, 2021

Tuesday 9 14 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday at sunset.


WSL finals are on, this is the youtube streaming link.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
Barbers

2.1ft @ 14s from 183° (S)
1.4ft @ 18s from 209° (SSW)

Two swells in the water at Barbers, let's see how Pat Caldwell described the evolution of the fetch of the 18s SSW one:

There was a storm-force system tracking east in the southern Tasman Sea to the S to SE of Tasmania 9/6-7. Seas grew to 40 feet as validated by the JASON altimeter pass 12Z 9/7 (2 AM HST Tuesday 9/7) to the SW of New Zealand and filled the breadth of the basin. Since the fetch was wide, that gives better odds that some of that swell will needle through the dense archipelagos of the SW Pacific to the N to NW of NZ and reach Hawaii. Odds are always sketchy with Tasman sources due to the partial shadowing, but sometimes we get lucky!

NOAA southern buoys 51003 (SW of Kauai) and 51002 (S of Oahu) midday Monday 9/13 show long-period forerunners of 19-21 seconds. This is the onset stage for the Tasman event, which should be fully filled in by Tuesday PM. The event should peak Tuesday night into Wednesday, then slowly drop Thursday from 208-220 degrees.

Below are the maps of Sept 6 through 8 that will help follow.


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

North shore
Pauwela

3.9ft @ 7s from 27° (NNE)
2.4ft @ 11s from 2° (N)

Small northerly energy continues, home guess for Hookipa is waist to occasionally chest high.

Forecast and energy spectrum 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.