Monday, March 29, 2021

Monday 3 29 21 morning call

No photos from yesterday. One more image from the mysto spot in that big north swell a couple of weeks ago. Matt Meola. Photo by OneMoreFoto.

6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
2.5ft @ 14s from 195° (SSW)


2.2ft @ 14s from 176° (S)

Both buoys showed some 18s energy earlier, so my guess is that a new swell is slowly starting to creep in. This wonderful head higher below might just confirm that, but do check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

Below are the fetch maps of March 20 through 24 that show the fetch that was pretty solid, even though aiming more at the Americas. Surfline calls for 2.8s 16s for tomorrow and 3ft 15s for Wednesday.

North shore
4.4ft @ 11s from 355° (N)

2.7ft @ 13s from 328° (NW)


5ft @ 9s from 77° (ENE)
3.2ft @ 5s from 79° (ENE)
2.1ft @ 13s from 332° (NNW)
2.1ft @ 11s from 340° (NNW)

Nice summary from this NOAA page: A couple of very small surf days are in store for the northern and western coasts today through Tuesday. Pauwela still shows small NNW energy and the readings at the upstream buoys make me think that it should linger around through all day, although on a decline trend. Home guess for Hookipa is chest to shoulder higher and windy. Bigger on eastern exposures, thanks to those 5ft 9s from 77.

Graph and forecast of the significant wave height at Pauwela 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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