Sunday, August 07, 2022

Sunday 8 7 22 morning call

Strong easterly trades provided great downwind conditions yesterday. This is Ralph Sifford in a photo by Jeremy Riggs.


Kanaha yesterday.
6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
Lanai

  • 2.2ft
    , 10s, S 190º

Barbers

  • 0.6ft
    , 15s, SSW 205º

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


North shore

Mokapu

  • 2.9ft
    , 8s, NE 55º
  • 3.6ft
    , 5s, E 100º

Windswell only on the north shore. Home guess for Hookipa is around waist to belly 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.


Saturday, August 06, 2022

Saturday 8 6 22 morning call

Hookipa yesterday.

6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
Lanai

  • 1.1ft
    , 11s, SSW 200º
  • 0.7ft
    , 13s, S 170º

Barbers

  • 0.5ft
    , 13s, S 180º

Minimal energy at the buoys. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore

Mokapu

  • 3.2ft
    , 8s, NNE 30º
  • 1.5ft
    , 11s, E 90º

8s NNE continues although smaller than it's been during this week. Below are the maps of August 3 through 6 that show the remote weak fetch. Just barely enough to keep flatness at bay.


Home guess for Hookipa and eastern exposures is waist to belly, occasionally chest.

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, August 05, 2022

Friday 8 5 22 morning call

Kanaha yesterday.

5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
Lanai

  • 1.8ft
    , 10s, S 180º
  • 0.6ft
    , 14s, S 190º

Barbers

  • 1.9ft
    , 11s, S 180º
  • 0.5ft
    , 13s, S 175º

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


North shore

Mokapu

  • 3.1ft
    , 8s, NNE 30º
  • 1.7ft
    , 13s, E 90º

In day with virtually no wind and no south swell, the mix of energies at Mokapu will be the main source of water action. Home guess for Hookipa is waist to chest high, bigger on eastern exposures, as those will be more exposed to the small 13s easterly swell.

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.


Thursday, August 04, 2022

Thursday 8 4 22 morning call

Hookipa yesterday afternoon saw an increase in the windswell. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.


Hookpa yesterday evening.

6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
Lanai

  • 1.4ft
    , 13s, SSW 200º
  • 1ft
    , 10s, SSW 205º
  • 0.3ft
    , 17s, SSW 210º

Barbers

  • 1.9ft
    , 11s, S 180º
  • 0.6ft
    , 13s, S 185º

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


North shore

Mokapu

  • 3.5ft
    , 8s, NE 35º
  • 1.8ft
    , 13s, E 90º

Short period NE swell declined a bit compared to yesterday, but that should be compensated (at least on eastern exposures) by the 1.8ft 13s from 90 degrees produced by the tropical storm Frank. Home guess for Hookipa is waist to chest high, bigger on eastern exposures. Lovely no 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.

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Wednesday 8 3 22 morning call

Justin Simmer at Kanaha yesterday.

5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
Lanai

  • 2.2ft
    , 13s, S 190º

Barbers

  • 1.9ft
    , 13s, S 180º

South swell down to 13s, but still 2.2ft at Lanai. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore

Mokapu

  • 4.4ft
    , 8s, NE 35º

NE windswell in the water on the north shore. Home guess for Hookipa and eastern exposures is for belly to chest 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.


Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Tuesday 8 2 22 morning call

Hookipa yesterday.


5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion
.

South shore
Lanai

  • 2ft
    , 14s, S 190º
  • 1.2ft
    , 11s, SSW 200º

Barbers

  • 2.5ft
    , 14s, S 180º

Southerly energy is declining at the buoys, but should still provide fun size waves to ride. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore

Mokapu

  • 6.5ft
    , 9s, NE 40º

NE windswell is on the way up. Below are the maps of July 31 through August 2 that show a long fetch of relative light wind that made (and is still making) the energy that is shown by Mokapu. On top of that, starting tomorrow there should be also a bit of longer period easterly energy generated by tropical storm Frank (to the right of the maps) that Surfline generously predicts to peak on Thursday at 3ft 13s. I have a very low confidence about that. My experience is that those compact storms are only good for wave generation when they're much closer.


Home guess for Hookipa and eastern exposures is for belly to shoulder high, with possible head highers.

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, August 01, 2022

Monday 8 1 22 morning call

Liquid Barrel posted this photo of Bali.

5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
Lanai

  • 2.5ft
    , 14s, S 185º
  • 0.9ft
    , 17s, S 180º

Barbers

  • 2.8ft
    , 14s, S 170º

South swell keeps showing decent numbers, while the new long period pulse is not contributing much with less than a foot 17s at Lanai. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore

Mokapu

  • 5.9ft
    , 6s, ENE 60º

Very short period windswell only on the north shore. Home guess for Hookipa is around waist high. Size should increase tomorrow to 6ft 8s from 50 degrees (see yesterday's and today's fetches).

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.