Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Wednesday 2 24 21 morning call

I did some windy-surfing yesterday.

This is the windsurfing that was happening at the same time. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.

In between appointments, I had a slice of time to go check out this eastern exposure spot. The presence of Ian Gentil, Imai DeVault, Cody Young and Annie Reickert in the parking lot immediately suggested that it was going off. I never surfed it and probably never will due the outrageous current that runs through it.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
1.9ft @ 12s from 297° (WNW)


1.7ft @ 13s from 271° (W)

Small westerly energy at the buoys, check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore

7.3ft @ 11s from 71° (ENE)
5.2ft @ 9s from 69° (ENE)
3.7ft @ 5s from 84° (E)

Windswell is building day after day and taking over whatever else could be in the water at the same time. Home guess for Hookipa is head to head and a third and windy. Bigger (borderline out of control) on eastern exposures.

Windy surfing will continue for a while. Another deep red Windguru 10 days table.

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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