Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Tuesday 3 23 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore

1.7ft @ 12s from 171° (S)
1ft @ 18s from 196° (SSW)


2.3ft @ 13s from 188° (S)
1ft @ 18s from 198° (SSW)

The two swells we saw yesterday are still at the buoys, the long period one looking very promising with a lovely one foot 18s, while the shorter period one will add some consistency to the otherwise scarce numbers of sets. 
Check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
7ft @ 9s from 78° (ENE)

Today it's going to be all about the easterly energy, before a significant NNW swell arrives tomorrow (fetches on yesterday's and today's maps). Home guess for Hookipa is chest to shoulder, much bigger on eastern exposures. Wind conditions should be very favorable for a couple of days at least.

Graph and forecast of the significant wave height at Pauwela together with its energy spectrum from this PACIOOS page.

Wind map at noon (2 days old). 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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