Sunday, February 07, 2021

Sunday 2 7 21 morning call

Hookipa at sunset looked pretty bad.

5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore

0.7ft @ 16s from 213° (SW)

Very small long period energy from the SW at Lanai, it could be from the fetch pointed out by Pat Caldwell:
A compact, marginal gale unfolded SE of New Zealand 1/27-29. It had all the ingredients for surf in Hawaii—well-aimed, long, wide fetch—except for the most important ingredient—wind magnitude. There were compact pockets to gales, but mostly near gales. So only similar, tiny to small surf is expected locally 2/5-7 from 190-200 degrees.

Below are the maps of Jan 28 though 30 that show the fetch.

Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency. Unfortunately, it doesn't show much, other than glassy conditions (right), while there's still occasional sets in Kihei (left).

North shore
9.2ft @ 10s from 342° (NNW)


6.9ft @ 12s from 6° (N)
3.6ft @ 9s from 47° (NE)

Shorter period and more northerly direction compared to the last couple of days at the buoys. If I didn't have to work, I'd surf Honolua Bay during the Superbowl. You're welcome.
Home guess for Hookipa early morning is head and a half to double and clean.

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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