Thursday, February 25, 2021

Thursday 2 25 21 morning call

How many hours does Jackson Bunch surf every day? My guess is 4 to 6... occasionally 8.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
0.6ft @ 20s from 229° (SW)

The long period small reading at Barbers most likely comes from the angular spreading fetch circled in blue in the maps of Feb 18 though 20 pictured below.

Check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
3.4ft @ 17s from 335° (NNW)

10.6ft @ 9s from 74° (ENE)

New NW swell is hitting the NW buoy and should be here in the afternoon. You can read Pat Caldwell's description of the evolution of the fetch, or you can just look at it in the maps of Feb 21 and 22 below.

Below are the graphs of NW101 and Pauwela, together with the Surfline forecast. Sets will be noticeable at sunset, while most of the day will be dominated again by the rough energy of the windswell, which is now at very elevated levels. Head to head and half is my home guess for Hookipa, while the eastern exposures will be double overhead plus and a bit out of control.

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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