Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Tuesday 4 16 24 morning call

Hookipa yesterday at sunset.




6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion. South shore
Barbers
  • 2.3ft
    , 18s, S 175º

Waimea
  • 1.4ft
    , 17s, SSE 160º

New long period southerly with a touch of east energy at the buoys. Below are the maps of April 8 through 10 that show the fetch that generated it.

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

North shore

NW001

        • 8.8ft
          , 11s, NNW 340º
        • 3.9ft
          , 6s, NNW 335º

Waimea

        • 5.6ft
          , 13s, NNW 330º
        • 2.8ft
          , 7s, NNW 330º

Pauwela

        • 5.5ft
          , 12s, NW 320º
        • 1.6ft
          , 8s, E 85º
        • 1.9ft
          , 6s, N 350º

NW swell came up nicely yesterday evening (see pictures above), but didn't quite reach the 8ft 12s Surfline prediction for this morning. Home guess for Hookipa is around head and a half to double and clean wind conditions in the morning.

 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, April 15, 2024

Monday 4 15 24 morning call

Hookipa yesterday.

6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion. South shore
Barbers
  • 1.8ft
    , 15s, S 190º

Lanai
  • 2.3ft
    , 14s, S 185º
  • 3.2ft
    , 6s, S 175º

Long period southerly and Kona windswell energies at the buoys. Check the Kihei webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore

NW101

        • 9.5ft
          , 13s, NNW 330º
        • 6.1ft
          , 9s, NNW 330º

Waimea

        • 4.1ft
          , 10s, NW 315º
        • 2ft
          , 14s, NNW 330º

Pauwela

        • 3.4ft
          , 8s, E 100º
        • 1.6ft
          , 14s, N 350º
        • 1.2ft
          , 11s, NW 325º

Small numbers at Pauwela. The easterly windswell today comes from 100 degrees and as such it shouldn't play much of a role on the north shore. The other energies are very small, but the NW one is predicted to increase throughout the day reaching 4ft 13s at sunset and 8ft 12s tomorrow morning according to Surfline. Home guess for Hookipa is around waist to occasionally chest high in the morning building to head high plus at sunset. The wind maps below call for Kona in the morning and NW winds in the afternoon, but the timing of the switch of the wind due to the passage of a front is always difficult to predict.

 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, April 14, 2024

Sunday 4 14 24 morning call

Hookipa yesterday.

6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion. South shore
Barbers
  • 1.5ft
    , 17s, SSW 210º

Lanai
  • 2.1ft
    , 17s, S 185º
  • 1.4ft
    , 11s, SW 235º

Small long period southerly energy at the buoys but with onshore southerly flow. Check the Kihei webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore

NW101

          • 6ft
            , 9s, WNW 295º
          • 3.8ft
            , 7s, W 270º
          • 1.2ft
            , 17s, WNW 290º
Waimea
  • 3ft
    , 10s, NW 320º
  • 2ft
    , 8s, NNW 345º
  • 0.5ft
    , 18s, NW 325º

Pauwela

        • 3.4ft
          , 8s, ENE 70º
        • 2ft
          , 6s, E 90º
        • 0.5ft
          , 18s, NNW 340º

Mostly declining easterly windswell again at Pauwela. That half foot 18s from NW comes from the marginal fetch indicated in the maps below of April 10 and 11 and should build to 1.5ft 17s by sunset (according to Surfline), which isn't much but at least could show some very inconsistent sets in the head high range.

The other energy worth noticing is the short period NW at Waimea and NW buoys. You guys must have noticed that there's a low spinning to our NW (that's why there's no trades) and that's where this energy comes from. Despite all that, home guess for Hookipa remains around waist to chest high maximum and as clean as it gets in the morning as far as wind conditions with very light Kona flow.

 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, April 13, 2024

Saturday 4 13 24 morning call

I accidentally deleted the picture from yesterday, this is a photo by Ben Thouard.

6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion. South shore
Barbers
  • 1.7ft
    , 13s, S 180º
  • 0.9ft
    , 18s, SSW 210º

Lanai
  • 1.2ft
    , 18s, SSW 210º
  • 1.6ft
    , 13s, S 185º

Small 13s S and 18s SSW energies at the buoys. Below are the maps of April 8 through 11 that show the fetch of the 18s Tasman Sea swell.

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

North shore

NW101

        • 3.1ft
          , 8s, NW 315º

Waimea

        • 2.3ft
          , 9s, N 5º
        • 0.6ft
          , 18s, W 275º
        • 0.6ft
          , 12s, NW 320º

Pauwela

        • 3.4ft
          , 9s, E 80º
        • 1.9ft
          , 6s, E 80º
        • 0.6ft
          , 12s, NNW 330º

Mostly easterly windswell at Pauwela again. Home guess for Hookipa is around waist to shoulder high.

 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