Thursday, February 18, 2021

Thursday 2 18 21 morning call

I recently met photographer Patrick in the water. Here's a photo of Honolua a few days ago from his Instagram account.

6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore


2.5ft @ 13s from 279° (W)

Small westerly energy at Lanai. Check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency. Doesn't look like much.

North shore

6.1ft @ 7s from 47° (NE)
5.8ft @ 12s from 324° (NW)
5.2ft @ 9s from 53° (ENE)


4.2ft @ 13s from 327° (NW)
3.8ft @ 9s from 78° (ENE)
3.4ft @ 7s from 38° (NE)

NW energy still lingering around, here's how Pat Caldwell describes the current waves::
the bales of waves put on the conveyor belt, all the way out to the tail of the fetch, chugging along across the Pacific, which should keep moderate surf Thursday and small surf Friday from 310-330 degrees. This analogy is what happens when a farm boy turns surfer.

Home guess for Hookipa is head to head and a half and sloppy/choppy conditions.

The NOAA marine page announces that:
A stationary front just west of Kauai will dissipate today. An upper level trough will continue to linger over the western waters and will produce unstable conditions through Friday. A strong high building far north of the state has brought the return of fresh to strong trades across area waters and is expected to hold through next week.

As a result of that, we get another 10 days Windguru table with a lot of red. It'll be interesting to see if we get decent morning wind conditions thanks to the ESE direction.

Wind map at noon. The other ones can be found at link n.-2 of GP's meteo websites list in the right column (click on animation of the 10 meter column). One day old today.

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.

Thinking about using Windy for the satellite image.

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