Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Tuesday 3 16 21 morning call

Plenty barrels on offer at the Harbor Jetty yesterday. So many that I thought about picking up body boarding... these guys were having some serious fun!

Or, I could just try to get them on a surfboard.

Jacob Romero dropping in the inside step with a bit of an crowd in front.

Like if no one was there.

South shore
Pretty much no southerly energy in the water, the picture shows what to me looks like a remnant of the north wrap. Check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
Waiting for the usual buoy readings to be available again, I'm enjoying the info provided by this website.
In this collage I put together Pauwela's latest readings (circled in red and graphed together with the forecast) and the energy spectrum graph. As you can see, that 8.5ft 9.88s from 21 is only the significant wave height, while the energy spreads out on a much wider directional band. It is nonetheless the clearly dominant energy, so in this case we can consider like there's pretty much only that in the water.

More northerly stuff for the day, but the amplitude came down both in size and period, so it should be overall much more manageable. Home guess for Hookipa is around head and a half with decent conditions in the morning (afternoon should see some light NE wind).

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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