Saturday, February 27, 2021

Saturday 2 27 21 morning call

Wild conditions at Pavillions yesterday mid day.

Even wilder for the windsurfers at the point.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
2ft @ 14s from 202° (SSW)

Angular spreading SSW swell still nicely showing at Lanai. Check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.
This photo shows a good moment at Olowalu yesterday morning.

North shore
0.5ft @ 20s from 305° (WNW)


7.8ft @ 11s from 55° (ENE)
6.9ft @ 10s from 61° (ENE)

I put Barbers in the north shore buoys, because it's the only one that offers a clue about the start of a new low long period NW swell that for us will only arrive tomorrow (hence, we'll look at the fetch tomorrow). The other buoys, in fact, are too exposed to the raging windswell to register it.
The small NW that was in our waters yesterday disappeared from the buoys too (but there might still be some small energy). That brings me to another Groundhog Day moment and announce that the windswell will be the dominant energy once again also today. Home guess for Hookipa is head to head and half and windy.

A friend went to Hana yesterday and reported that Koki was too big (no wonder!) and Hamoa was challenging and with a lot of current. He sent me this photo and added that Alby Layer and Matt Meola were about to surf it.

Wind map at noon. While waiting for the usual wind maps to come back online, these are two alternatives: PACIOOS page and Surfline.

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.

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