Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Wednesday 3 24 21 morning call

No photos from yesterday, this is Menphis Brown towed by his dad Jesse into a bomb on March 14.

6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore

2ft @ 17s from 205° (SSW)
1.5ft @ 12s from 190° (S)

Wonderful 2ft 17s reading at Lanai, but the weak front over Kauai that is blocking the trades is also creating a southerly flow locally and so it doesn't look good at the moment.
Check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
8ft @ 13s from 331° (NNW)

4.4ft @ 14s from 325° (NW)


5.6ft @ 10s from 70° (ENE)
3.2ft @ 14s from 322° (NW)

New NNW swell on the rise all day. Below are the graphs of NW001 and Pauwela, together with the Surfline forecast. The swell should reach around 6ft 13s by sunset. Good direction for Honolua, but if the southerly flow continues, the winds won't be favorable over there. Wonderful conditions instead on the north shore. Home guess for Hookipa is around head to head and a half and building. Eastern exposures will have waves too thanks to those 5.6ft 10s from 70.

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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