Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Tuesday 10 26 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this gallery.


Late October usually provides epic windsurfing conditions, but this October has been particularly good with several epic days like this. Levi Siver laying it down.


Identifying the Young brothers has become more and more difficult. This looks like Levi to me.


It's easier with the Lenny's, but only because Ridge doesn't have all his boards painted blue and red like Kai.

Rudy Castorina.


5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion
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South shore
No southerly energy at Barbers, but that's also because it's overshadowed by the NW wrap. So please check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore
NW101
5.7ft @ 12s from 360° (N)

N
8.4ft @ 14s from 346° (NNW)

Hanalei
4.7ft @ 13s from 344° (NNW)

Waimea
6.6ft @ 13s from 346° (NNW)

Kaneohe Bay
2.9ft @ 7s from 75° (ENE)

NNW still pumping at the upstream buoys (specially the N one), but it should start tapering down throughout the day. Home guess for Hookipa is head and a half to double and clean conditions in the early morning thanks to the lack of wind, which today should start blowing around 9-10.

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.


Monday, October 25, 2021

Monday 10 25 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday morning.


The beautiful profile of the 5.0 F1 Strike. Got one in my car to try this morning (and Armstrong 1550 v1 and v2 to compare).


4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers
1.6ft @ 13s from 196° (SSW)

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



North shore
NW101
4.6ft @ 13s from 2° (N)

N
5.9ft @ 15s from 344° (NNW)

Hanalei
4ft @ 15s from 352° (N)

Waimea

2.9ft @ 17s from 350° (N)
2ft @ 14s from 351° (N)

Kaneohe Bay
5.1ft @ 6s from 60° (ENE)

New long period N energy is at the upstream buoys, although not quite as big as the forecasts predicted. Most of the last swells had more energy east of us, so it's possible that in Maui it's actually a bit bigger than what the buoys show. Home guess for Hookipa is around head and a half.

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, October 24, 2021

Sunday 10 24 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday was pretty spectacular (so it has been for the few days, actually). Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.


When I stopped by later in the afternoon, Kai Lenny pirouetting with his kiteboard kept sneaking in the corner of the long distance highway shots.


5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers
1.3ft @ 14s from 197° (SSW)

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


North shore
Hanalei
3.2ft @ 11s from 347° (NNW)

Waimea

3.5ft @ 9s from 3° (N)
2.9ft @ 11s from 347° (NNW)

Kaneohe Bay
2.9ft @ 7s from 53° (ENE)

NNW swell peaked and today it's on the way down. But that's only temporary, as a new long period NNW one will be on its heels. Below is the Surfline forecast that calls for 2ft 19s at 3pm today and a peak of 5.3ft 15s tomorrow evening. Notice how many different energies are predicted to be in the water these days, as a result of the multiple sources we've observed on the fetch maps.


Home guess for Hookipa in the morning is head to possibly still head and a half.

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, October 23, 2021

Saturday 10 23 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album. That is Andres Martinez, owner of Ding King and shaper of my wingfoil board. We also designed together my next SUP foiling board that should be ready soon.


4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
No southerly energy at Barbers. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency. Based on the fetches of a week ago, there shouldn't be much.

North shore
N

7ft @ 13s from 355° (N)
3.4ft @ 8s from 11° (NNE)
2.6ft @ 10s from 358° (N)

Hanalei

6.9ft @ 13s from 354° (N)
4.5ft @ 9s from 358° (N)

Waimea

6.7ft @ 13s from 4° (N)
5ft @ 10s from 353° (N)

Kaneohe Bay
3ft @ 6s from 70° (ENE)

As predicted, new N energy picked up at all the buoys. Below are the maps of Oct 19 through 22. As you can see, there's sources that follow each other spaced about a couple of days. Home guess for Hookipa and most of the north shore is around head and a half with bigger sets.


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, October 22, 2021

Friday 10 22 21 morning call

Winging action yesterday at Kanaha.


Hookipa saw plenty action too.

4-5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers
1.8ft @ 13s from 203° (SSW)

NNW energy subsided and we can see again the southerly energy at Barbers. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency. Down compared to the last couple of days and early onshores.



North shore
NW101

6ft @ 9s from 16° (NNE)
2.4ft @ 15s from 332° (NNW)

Hanalei

3.5ft @ 10s from 353° (N)
3.4ft @ 11s from 350° (N)
2.4ft @ 5s from 42° (NE)
1.3ft @ 16s from 317° (NW)

Waimea

3.1ft @ 13s from 344° (NNW)
3ft @ 9s from 350° (N)
1.3ft @ 6s from 5° (N)
1.1ft @ 16s from 328° (NW)

Mixed periods NW to NNE energies at the upstream buoys. Without Pauwela, the home guess for Hookipa is particularly challenging today. I'm going to throw head to head and a half and not clean (because of the mix and of the wind). Notice how the Pacioos forecast below calls for a reinforcing 7.5ft 15s from the north tonight. Also Surfine has 7ft 14s at 3pm.

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.


Thursday, October 21, 2021

6.45am hookipa is double overhead and clean. 
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Thursday 10 21 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday morning. Photo by Patrick Wardle.


South shore had waves too. This is Dave Kalama cross stepping in front of a lens.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers
3.1ft @ 14s from 239° (WSW)

Unlike Lanai, Barbers is open to wrap of NW energy. That's the case today and that means that we can't really know how much southerly energy from yesterday's swell is in the water this morning. It was 2.3ft 15s yesterday, hopefully there's around 2ft 14s today. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore
NW101
5.2ft @ 12s from 344° (NNW)

N
7.8ft @ 13s from 333° (NNW)

Hanalei
5.8ft @ 13s from 335° (NNW)

Waimea
5ft @ 13s from 332° (NNW)

NNW swell looks pretty solid at the upstream buoys, even more solid at the N one, indicating that the most of the energy is missing us to our east. Home guess for Hookipa is around head and a half with possible bigger sets and clean.

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.