Monday, March 22, 2021

Monday 3 22 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.

6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore

1.6ft @ 14s from 173° (S)
0.5ft @ 20s from 198° (SSW)


2.6ft @ 14s from 188° (S)
0.6ft @ 20s from 194° (SSW)

Pretty good readings at the buoys. The 14s energy is from the fetch I posted a couple of days ago while the half foot 20s is the start of a new swell out of a fetch that started in the Tasman Sea (hence the SSW direction) on the 15th and then moved east of New Zealand the following days. Below are the maps of Mar 15 through 18.

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

Well, maybe not quite as solid as Cludbreak a couple of days (same swell) in this photo posted by Surfline.

North shore

6.8ft @ 9s from 81° (E)
4.5ft @ 12s from 21° (NNE)
4.1ft @ 6s from 74° (ENE)

Plenty energy from the E to the NNE at Pauwela. Home guess for Hookipa is head and a half and some trades, but not as strong as the past couple of days. Eastern exposures might be even bigger.

Graph and forecast of the Pauwela buoy together with its energy spectrum from this PACIOOS page.

Wind map at noon. The other ones can be found here (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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