Monday, February 08, 2021

Monday 2 8 21 morning call

Excellent conditions at most spots yesterday thanks to the lack of wind. I took this photo before paddling out.

Three hours later it was a little onshore, but still very good.

Went to church on this one.

Totally shortboardable too.

5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore


1.1ft @ 16s from 205° (SSW)

Small (and questionable) SSW energy at Lanai, check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency. Kihei might still have something.

North shore

3.1ft @ 13s from 294° (WNW)
2.7ft @ 8s from 341° (NNW)


5.4ft @ 9s from 34° (NE)
3ft @ 13s from 333° (NNW)

Mix of 9s NE and 13s NNW energy at Pauwela should give most spots on the north shore fun size waves. Home guess for Hookipa is head to head and a half and clean in the early morning. Then it will depend on the wind, which today will be doing what's written on this NOAA page:
Winds will shift rapidly out of the west, then northwest today as a front approaches from the northwest and pushes the high off to the east of the area. The front will reach the Kauai waters this afternoon, move through the Oahu and Maui County waters tonight, then shift through the Big island on Tuesday. Locally strong north winds behind the front will shift to northeast trade winds by Tuesday night.

Wind map at noon.
While waiting for the usual wind maps to come back online, here's another version of the same model (noon map) on this PACIOOS page.

Fetches map
(circles legend: red: direct aim, blue: angular spreading, black: blocked).
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.

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