Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Tuesday 7 27 21 morning call

No waves, no worries! That's when the winging kicks in. Kanaha yesterday, after a finally fun downwinder. I just had to put the footstraps back where they were last year and the magic immediately returned. Incredible how sensitive everything is on a foiling setup.


Alex Aguera moving fast.


Kane and three other kids went downwinding on prone foil boards yesterday at sunset. They probably launched catching a small wave at Hookipa and down they went. Fast. Here's one of them with Jason winging in the foreground.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers
1ft @ 15s from 200° (SSW)

Lanai

0.9ft @ 15s from 199° (SSW)

1ft 15s from SSW? Hang on, where's that from? Probably from the Tasman Sea weak fetch circled below in the map of July 20th.

Unfortunately, there's not really much in the water. There might be sets, but they're going to be painfully slow. I hope those guys brought their coffees. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore
Pauwela (5am)

4.1ft @ 8s from 83° (E)
3.5ft @ 6s from 75° (ENE)

Small windswell at the buoy, small waves (probably waist high at Pavillions) at Hookipa. Bigger on eastern exposures.

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.


Monday, July 26, 2021

Monday 7 26 21 morning call

No photos from yesterday. This was posted by Antoine Martin a few days ago.


4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers

1.4ft @ 13s from 198° (SSW)
0.5ft @ 16s from 210° (SSW)

Lanai

1.2ft @ 13s from 182° (S)

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



North shore
Pauwela (5am)

3.8ft @ 9s from 84° (E)
3.4ft @ 7s from 77° (ENE)
3ft @ 6s from 75° (ENE)

Windswell went down quite a bit, as the upstream trades have relaxed a bit. They should do so also locally, as predicted by this NOAA page:
Trade winds are expected to weaken Tuesday through Wednesday. Building high pressure to the north and a surface trough passing by well south of the state are expected to result in locally strong trades returning by Thursday.

Home guess for Hookipa is around belly high and sloppy, bigger on eastern exposures.

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.


Sunday, July 25, 2021

Sunday 7 25 21 morning call

For the third day in a row, I'm going to mention the feeling of snowboarding on air while carving on a foil. This time is Paige Alms executing, in a photo from yesterday by Jason Hall.


The camera focused on the plant, but the photo still shows a bit of left and right action at Pavillions.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers
1.5ft @ 14s from 182° (S)

Lanai

1ft @ 14s from 184° (S)

Southerly energy down to only 1ft 14s at Lanai.
Below are the maps of July 18 through 24. With the exception of the fetch on the first one (only 0.5ft 18s predicted by Surfline from it today though, and I don't even see it at the buoys), there have not been any fetches of particular interest. I'm afraid next week is going to be a small one on the south shores. Good, I need to get ready for my trip.


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


North shore
Pauwela (5am)

5.2ft @ 9s from 80° (E)
3.4ft @ 7s from 57° (ENE)

Easterly windswell is still up at Pauwela.  Home guess for Hookipa is waist to chest high and sloppy, bigger on eastern exposures.

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.