Saturday, February 06, 2021

Saturday 2 6 21 morning call

Yesterday I surfed the big waves in the background of this photo and then this spot which had waist high waves perfect for nose riding. First session was a 5 (half of the sets were closing out), second was a 9. Size does not matter. Personal preferences do.

Harbor had some fun ones too.

Kihei side had waves too, photo by James Flynn. How come both Kihei and Kahului harbor had waves from the same swell? Because there was (and still is) an overlapping of remotely and nearby generated energy with a wide directional spread (west to north).

5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore

2.7ft @ 13s from 279° (W)

West wrap went down a bit at Lanai. Check the Kihei webcam and the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore

9.5ft @ 12s from 334° (NNW)
6ft @ 10s from 341° (NNW)
4.4ft @ 8s from 346° (NNW)


7.5ft @ 13s from 334° (NNW)
4.1ft @ 8s from 43° (NE)

Pat Caldwell once again nailed the summary: The wobbler cobbler is staying busy—short-period NW to N stays in picture through the period, taking away quality of the longer period swell.
A continued pattern of overlapping remote and nearby sources is expected keep less than ideal surf conditions this period. The nearby source is expected to be at a location that should make for large-scale light to gentle winds, that give way to the land/sea breeze diurnal cycle. So at least morning glass is in the picture Saturday into Monday.

We'll take the morning glass, thank you very much. Hookipa will be still fairly big (up to double overhead is my home guess), but not particularly clean/easy due to the overlapping energy. Sheltered/smaller places will still be the call.

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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