Friday, May 07, 2021

8.30am

Hookipa has waist to occasionally chest high short period waves at pavilions and the point with moderate trades. 
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Friday 5 7 21 morning call

No photos from yesterday. Robby Naish posted this cool shot of him riding a SUP board with the wing. The one time I tried that, it was immediately clear to me that a windsurf sail would have been a lot better to slog and to stay upwind, so I proceeded to install a couple of stick-on inserts on the deck in order to be able to attach a mast foot. I only had a chance to do one session with that setup on the waves before my hands demanded the period of total rest that it's still ongoing.

I can confirm that the slogging part was a lot better than with the wing. On the wave, I couldn't ride as freely as Robby in this shot, but overall it felt like a better option. Slogging with the wing was  inefficient and unpleasent, the wing makes sense if you're foiling (or if the wind is strong and you can plane on a much smaller board than a SUP). That's my feedback, at least.

5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers
1.2ft @ 12s from 193° (SSW)

Lanai

0.8ft @ 12s from 197° (SSW)

Tiny southerly energy at the buoys. Check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.




North shore
Pauwela
6.2ft @ 8s from 61° (ENE)

Short period ENE energy went up at Pauwela, home guess for Hookipa and eastern exposures is belly to head high.

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) 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, May 06, 2021

Thursday 5 6 21 morning call

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


5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers
1.5ft @ 13s from 197° (SSW)

Lanai

1.4ft @ 13s from 184° (S)

Small southerly energy at the buoys. Check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency. Small and onshore this morning.


North shore
Pauwela

4.3ft @ 8s from 29° (NNE)
1.9ft @ 6s from 71° (ENE)

Small northerly windswell at Pauwela should give Hookipa (and eastern exposures) waves in the waist to shoulder high range.

Let me point out a flash flood watch posted on this page:
Deep tropical moisture combined with increasing instability associated with an upper disturbance moving into the area will bring the threat of locally heavy rainfall and thunderstorms statewide.

Windguru shows heavy rain tonight at 5pm. And a hell lot of wind in the next 10 days.



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) 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, May 05, 2021

Wednesday 5 5 21 morning call

No photos from yesterday. This is one by Ben Thouard.

6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers
1.7ft @ 13s from 184° (S)

Lanai

1.5ft @ 13s from 195° (SSW)

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


North shore
Waimea
2.1ft @ 10s from 321° (NW)

Pauwela

3.1ft @ 8s from 62° (ENE)
2.1ft @ 11s from 328° (NW)

Very low energy at Pauwela. Home guess for Hookipa is waist to chest with flat spells.

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) 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, May 04, 2021

Tuesday 5 4 21 morning call

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


6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
No southerly energy at the buoys. Check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore
NW001
2.8ft @ 11s from 310° (WNW)

Waimea

3.4ft @ 13s from 320° (NW)
2.5ft @ 10s from 323° (NW)

Pauwela

4.2ft @ 9s from 71° (ENE)
3.3ft @ 12s from 314° (NW)

NW energy still at 3.3ft 12s at Pauwela will give Hookipa waves in the head high range. A morning of calm wind will make the conditions very good, possibly excellent.

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) 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, May 03, 2021

Monday 5 3 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday morning.


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

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
No southerly energy at the buoys. Check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore
NW001
5.3ft @ 13s from 311° (NW)

Waimea

3.3ft @ 13s from 310° (WNW)

Pauwela

4.3ft @ 8s from 83° (E)
3.5ft @ 13s from 310° (WNW)

NW swell down to 3.5ft 13s locally, but still hanging in there all day. Home guess for Hookipa is head to head to head and a third with light trades.

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) 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, May 02, 2021

6.15am

Hookipa has waves around head and a third to half and light trades. 
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Sunday 5 2 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday morning.


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

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
No southerly energy at the buoys (but it could be hidden by the WNW swell). Check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.



North shore
NW001
5.9ft @ 14s from 300° (WNW)

Waimea
4.5ft @ 14s from 317° (NW)

Pauwela

4.7ft @ 8s from 81° (E)
3.5ft @ 15s from 317° (NW)
2.9ft @ 5s from 77° (ENE)

Below is the graph of Pauwela showing that the WNW swell (light blue line) peaked yesterday. Today and tomorrow it should be on a slow decline. Home guess for Hookipa is around head and a third and some wind.




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) 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, May 01, 2021

6am

Just saw a solid head and a half long period set at hookipa. Bit windy. 
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Saturday 5 1 21 morning call

No photos from yesterday, here's a random shot from the island of Guersney.

3am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Lanai

1ft @ 13s from 204° (SSW)

Tasman Sea swell trickling down. Check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
NW001
6.1ft @ 16s from 305° (WNW)

Waimea

4.8ft @ 17s from 310° (WNW)
2.2ft @ 10s from 343° (NNW)
1.7ft @ 12s from 347° (NNW)
1.6ft @ 11s from 344° (NNW)

Pauwela

4.5ft @ 6s from 57° (ENE)
3ft @ 16s from 310° (WNW)
2.9ft @ 11s from 340° (NNW)
2.7ft @ 9s from 350° (N)

New long period WNW swell on the rise. It went up to 7ft 17s at the NW buoys, but I'm afraid it's going to be max 5ft locally. The shorter period NNW one will be disappearing throughout the day instead.
Below are the maps of April 27 through 30 that shows the fetch that generated the long period swell (red arrow). It should provide waves until Wednesday.


Below are the graphs of NW001 and Pauwela together with the Surfline forecast.

Home guess for Hookipa is around head and a half. Could get up to double during the day. Not a good direction for Honolua, even though, thanks to the long period, some of the more northerly sets could make the wrap around Molokai and very inconsistently get there (very low confidence on that). Strong easterly trades.

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) 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.