Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Tuesday 2 23 21 morning call

No photos from yesterday, here's a photo posted by Annie Reickert.

5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
1.5ft @ 13s from 244° (WSW)
1.3ft @ 15s from 266° (W)

A bit of a west wrap at Lanai, check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
3.5ft @ 13s from 291° (WNW)


5.8ft @ 9s from 77° (ENE)
4.1ft @ 7s from 70° (ENE)
2.4ft @ 14s from 329° (NW)

Yet another day of strong easterly trades. Here's a brief statement from Pat Caldwell that summerizes what's going on:
La Nina has taken the weather wheel and is expected to hold on tight and not let go into early March. This spells lower than usual surf from WNW to N and higher than average breakers from trade wind swell.

Home guess for Hookipa is head high and windy. Eastern exposures will be bigger but likely onshore.

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

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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