Thursday, January 27, 2022

8am Hookipa is head to occasionally head and a half and relatively clean. Bit wobbly and inconsistent. 
7.5

Thursday 1 27 22 morning call

Hookipa yesterday morning.


Kanaha yesterday mid day. The kitefoiler was going three times faster than everyone else. He's on an Armstrong mast, if someone knows him and can ask him what front and tail wing he was using and then let me know, I'm very curious. Comment on this post or email, thanks.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers is mostly reading NW wrap these days and can't be used to detect small southerly energy. Check the Lahaina and Kihei webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
NW101

4.2ft @ 12s from 322° (NW)
3.8ft @ 10s from 7° (N)

Hanalei

6.1ft @ 13s from 308° (WNW)
3.1ft @ 9s from 4° (N)

Waimea
4.6ft @ 13s from 321° (NW)

Hilo
3.4ft @ 8s from 87° (E)

Kaneohe Bay
3.2ft @ 8s from 64° (ENE)

WNW energy continues to show at the buoys. It's been hard to identify the end of a swell and the start of another, as there's always been fetches WNW of us, pretty much from the beginning of the year. The fact that the Surfline buoy page doesn't offer the graphs of the individual buoys anymore (with the exception of the NW101) doesn't help. Below are the maps of Jan 22 through 25.


Hanalei has the biggest reading, not sure if Waimea (and afterwards Maui) is going to rise too in the next few hours. Home guess for Hookipa is for head to head and a half and clean. Please understand that, due to the prolonged absence of Pauwela (no news about that), these guesses can easily be a bit off at times.

Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.


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.


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

8am hookipa is head high and relatively clean but with flat spells. 
6

Wednesday 1 26 22 morning call

Hookipa yesterday afternoon. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this gallery.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers is mostly reading NW wrap these days and can't be used to detect small southerly energy. Check the Lahaina and Kihei webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
NW101
5.2ft @ 12s from 307° (WNW)

Hanalei

4.9ft @ 13s from 296° (WNW)

Waimea

5ft @ 13s from 309° (WNW)

Hilo
4.7ft @ 9s from 79° (ENE)

Kaneohe Bay
3.6ft @ 9s from 62° (ENE)

WNW energy is still at the buoys declining both in size and period. Home guess for Hookipa is head to head and half. Decent ENE windswell will give eastern exposures some waves too.

Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.



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, January 25, 2022

Tuesday 1 25 22 morning call

Hookipa yesterday afternoon. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.


After a lovely wingfoil session, I was chatting with my friend Randy when I got a report of good wind conditions in  Kihei. I went home to get my Foil Drive and off we went for a delightful downwind run. This is the short video I made of it.


6-7am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers is mostly reading NW wrap these days and can't be used to detect small southerly energy. Check the Lahaina and Kihei webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore
NW101

8.4ft @ 13s from 309° (WNW)
3.7ft @ 10s from 332° (NNW)

Hanalei

5.9ft @ 13s from 310° (WNW)
3.9ft @ 10s from 41° (NE)
3.5ft @ 11s from 333° (NNW)

Waimea

6.5ft @ 13s from 311° (NW)
1.6ft @ 11s from 323° (NW)

Hilo
6.4ft @ 9s from 74° (ENE)

WNW energy continues relentless at the buoys. Home guess for Hookipa for head and a half.

Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.



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, January 24, 2022

Monday 1 24 22 morning call

Paia Bay yesterday.


Robby Naish winging yesterday. Photo by Art Wible.
6-7am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers is mostly reading NW wrap these days and can't be used to detect small southerly energy. Check the Lahaina and Kihei webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency. The collage of the two below shows more waves in Kihei, which is more exposed to westerly directions (Lanai shelters Lahaina).


North shore
NW101
10.7ft @ 15s from 309° (WNW)

Hanalei

7.4ft @ 17s from 316° (NW)
4.5ft @ 13s from 307° (WNW)

Waimea

6.5ft @ 17s from 317° (NW)
3.6ft @ 13s from 306° (WNW)

Hilo
7.3ft @ 9s from 66° (ENE)

Yet another WNW pulse picked is picking up at the buoys. Below is the graph of the NW101 buoy, showing it in green. Half the size of the previous one, but still pretty solid. The Pacioos forecast below shows it picking up locally in the afternoon around 6ft 16s. Home guess for Hookipa is head and a half growing to double throughout the day.




Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.


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

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, January 23, 2022

Sunday 1 23 22 morning call

This remarkable shot of Kai Lenny was taken by FishBowlDiaries yesterday at Jaws.


4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers is mostly reading NW wrap these days and can't be used to detect small southerly energy. Check the Lahaina and Kihei webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
NW101

7.8ft @ 14s from 300° (WNW)
4.2ft @ 10s from 316° (NW)

Hanalei

10.1ft @ 14s from 308° (WNW)
3.7ft @ 9s from 335° (NNW)

Waimea

8.7ft @ 15s from 313° (NW)
5.5ft @ 13s from 324° (NW)

Hilo
5.1ft @ 12s from 71° (ENE)

NW swell peaked yesterday and it should be on the decline all day. That means not extra large anymore, but still fairly large. Home guess for Hookipa is for double overhead plus.

Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.



Wind map at noon
. The other ones can be found here. Two days old prediction.


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, January 22, 2022

Saturday 1 22 22 morning call

Kanaha yesterday. I didn't miss the wind one bit during this fantastic three weeks of epic glassy waves we just had, but I also had a lot of fun in my light wind wave wingfoiling session yesterday. Do all disciplines, and you're always happy in Maui.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers is mostly reading NW wrap these days and can't be used to detect small southerly energy. Check the Lahaina and Kihei webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
NW101
17.9ft @ 16s from 315° (NW)

Hanalei

16.7ft @ 17s from 314° (NW)

Waimea

13.8ft @ 17s from 311° (NW)

New WNW swell picked up at the outer buoys much bigger than predicted, reaching 20ft 16s at the NW101 yesterday evening. As a consequence, most of the north shore will be too big, seek for sheltered places.

I heard rumors of a Redbull event at Jaws. Ladies only, mixed with the other surfers in the lineup, I doubt there will be a streaming, as I didn't find anything about it on the Redbull TV website.




Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.


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.


Friday, January 21, 2022

7am hookipa is head high and clean, but with plenty lulls. 
6.5

Friday 1 21 22 morning call

Hookipa yesterday afternoon.



Epic foiling conditions triggered the making of this video about the first impressions of the Armstrong HA195 tail and a comparison to the V200 tail.


4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers is mostly reading NW wrap these days and can't be used to detect small southerly energy. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
NW101
9.7ft @ 12s from 289° (WNW)

Hanalei

7.6ft @ 14s from 318° (NW)

Waimea

4.7ft @ 13s from 308° (WNW)

Hilo
4.5ft @ 8s from 95° (E)


New WNW swell is at the NW buoy, with good size but a weirdly short period. Below are the maps of Jan 18 through 20 that show the fetch that generated it.


This is the Surfline forecast for the next two days. As you can see, the swell should start with a much longer period than what the NW buoy is showing. It could be a case of the shorter period energy generated closer to the buoy arriving at the buoy earlier than the longer period energy generated further away. In other words, there might be 2-3 feet 18-20s laying underneath those almost 10ft 12s.
Either way, the arrival of this swell in Maui should only be noticeable in the late afternoon, before peaking at warning levels tomorrow morning. Based on the Waimea (at least this one is back) reading, the home guess for Hookipa in the morning is around head to head and a third and clean.

Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.

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

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.