Friday, March 12, 2021

Friday 3 12 21 morning call

East swell was pumping yesterday.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
NDBC servers that process the buoy data are down. Here's a statement from their page:

On 03/09/2021 the NDBC primary processing servers were shut off due to a facilities issue. Station pages on the NDBC website are not updating and there is no ETR at this time.

Pat Caldwell was quite optimistic about a SW swell arriving today, as he posted 2ft 17s in his table.
Below are the maps of March 4 through 6 that show the Tasman Sea fetch that generated it.

Without the buoys, the only chance to see what's in the water are the webcams. Check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
Once again, this is Pat Caldwell's prediction for the day:
2ft 12s NNW
3ft 10s NNE
8 ft 10s E

IF that is what's in the water, my home guess for Hookipa is head to head and a third, bigger on eastern exposures. Light southerly flow should make for excellent conditions in the early morning.

Wind map at noon. The other ones can be found here (click on animation of the 10 meter column).
2 days old.

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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