Saturday, April 17, 2021

5.45am

Hookipa has clean waves in the head high range with occasional bigger sets. 
7.8

Saturday 4 17 21 morning call

Hookipa was gorgeous yesterday morning, pretty much like everywhere else, thanks to the lack of wind. These are a couple of shots I took after my session. Will Hunt.


Levi Young.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers

1.4ft @ 11s from 197° (SSW)
1.3ft @ 14s from 190° (S)
1ft @ 20s from 211° (SW)

Lanai

1.5ft @ 14s from 188° (S)
1.3ft @ 9s from 216° (SW)
1.1ft @ 11s from 188° (S)
1ft @ 20s from 213° (SW)

Old 14s S energy keeps hanging in there (that was a long lasting one, wasn't it?), while the new Tasman Sea energy (we saw the source in the fetch maps yesterday) climbs up to 1ft 20s. Check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
NW001

4.1ft @ 8s from 38° (NE)
4.1ft @ 10s from 348° (NNW)
3.4ft @ 12s from 342° (NNW)

Waimea

4.8ft @ 9s from 4° (N)
2.1ft @ 12s from 350° (N)

Pauwela

4.5ft @ 8s from 16° (NNE)
2.3ft @ 13s from 351° (N)

The mix of 8s NNE and 13s NNW energies at Pauwela reflects the position of the fetches we've been observing on the fetch maps. It should be another wonderful morning of surfing thanks to the lack of wind. Home guess for Hookipa is head to head and a half and clean. Eastern exposures will have waves too.

Forecast and energy spectrum of Pauwela 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.


Friday, April 16, 2021

9.30am

That was more like a 8.5.
Now a bit of sea breeze but still excellent. Head high occasionally up to head and a half. 
8

7am

Hookipa has clean head high peaky waves in the head high plus range and clean conditions. 
7

Friday 4 16 21 morning call

I saw Kai Lenny out when I parked and I thought:"let me pull the camera out, I'm sure Kai will catch a wave while I get changed and ready to paddle out".


I was wrong, he caught two. The guy is relentlessly working on something (small wave game in this case).

Afternoon was spent on the south shore. Lovely as usual.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers

1.5ft @ 13s from 191° (SSW)
1.3ft @ 15s from 187° (S)
0.8ft @ 22s from 208° (SSW)

Lanai

2.2ft @ 14s from 193° (SSW)
0.9ft @ 13s from 191° (SSW)
0.9ft @ 10s from 200° (SSW)
0.5ft @ 22s from 224° (SW)

SSW energy holding nicely at the buoys while the first sign of a new long period SW starts showing up.
I put together the maps of Apr 10 through 13 to show the fetch in the Tasman Sea that generated it. It's a relatively small one so, despite the good start at the buoys, I wouldn't get too excited about it. You never know what you're gonna get from those swells though.


Check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency. Here's a 4.40am perfectly shaped head high gem, a clear 10. I've seen a couple more like that, actually. Consistency might be low, but shape and conditions are undoubtedly there. I've also seen flat spells in which the ocean looks like a lake. That's why I always urge you to check out the webcam on your own. And watch for as long as possible.


North shore
NW001
8.6ft @ 8s from 20° (NNE)

Waimea
5.5ft @ 9s from 355° (N)

Pauwela

2.7ft @ 10s from 342° (NNW)
2.7ft @ 11s from 339° (NNW)

Offshore buoys are showing the elevated short period northerly energy that was in the forecast. I personally won't get particularly excited about this one. I love north swells, but this is going to be short period and closely generated, hence a bit stormy. Today great help in cleaning up the shape will come from the lack of local wind. It should be one of those days in which only a sea breeze will pick up in the late morning.
Home guess for Hookipa based on the 4am Pauwela readings is chest to head high, but it's going to come up pretty quickly, so it might already be bigger than that.

Forecast and energy spectrum of Pauwela 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.


Thursday, April 15, 2021

8.15am

Hookipa is chest to head high with light trades. 
5.5

Thursday 4 15 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.


Perfect light air winging conditions down the coast, with the bonus of some waves on the reef. That would have been my choice, if my hands would have allowed. Jason looking so comfortable on his new harness, he looks like he's smoking a cigarette...

Here's a Maui Wingfoiling guide posted by the Maui Wingfoiling Facebook group.

6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers
2.1ft @ 14s from 194° (SSW)

Lanai

2.6ft @ 14s from 192° (SSW)

Lovely 14s small energy at the buoys, check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.



North shore
Pauwela

2.7ft @ 8s from 51° (ENE)
2.6ft @ 6s from 16° (NNE)
2.3ft @ 11s from 339° (NNW)

NW energy trickling down, today is going to be a relatively small day. Hookipa was barely head high in the sets when I saw it around 6.30am.

Forecast and energy spectrum of Pauwela 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.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Wednesday 4 14 21 morning call

Bottom to top turn combo by Kai Lenny at Hookipa yesterday morning.




6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers
1.9ft @ 15s from 197° (SSW)

Lanai

2.2ft @ 17s from 192° (SSW)

Lanai keeps showing long period SSW energy. Check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore
NW001
2.7ft @ 12s from 331° (NNW)

Waimea
3.5ft @ 12s from 327° (NW)

Pauwela

2.7ft @ 8s from 36° (NE)
2.6ft @ 13s from 332° (NNW)
2.5ft @ 11s from 355° (N)

NW swell down to 2.6ft 13s, but still in the water together with other smaller energies from N and NE. Home guess for Hookipa is around head high and clean in the early morning.

Forecast and energy spectrum of Pauwela 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.


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

7.45am

A squall brought texture in the lineup and now looks like a 3.5. Just an example of how quickly conditions can change at hookipa. Might clean up again. Not sure I'll be still reporting if that happens. 
Couple of head and a half sets here and there. 

7.30am

Hookipa has inconsistent head to head and a third clean waves. 
6

Tuesday 4 13 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday morning.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers
3.1ft @ 14s from 287° (WNW)

Lanai
2.7ft @ 14s from 227° (SW)

SSW swell down to 14s but still nice size at the buoys. Check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore
NW001
4.3ft @ 14s from 318° (NW)

Waimea
3.9ft @ 14s from 318° (NW)

Pauwela

4ft @ 14s from 323° (NW)
2.2ft @ 8s from 43° (NE)

Moderate NW swell peaked during the night and today is showing a nice 4ft 14s. Below are the graphs of Pauwela (right) together with yesterday's graph and prediction and the Surfline forecast. Size should remain pretty steady all day with a slow decline trend. Home guess for Hookipa is head and a third to head and a half and clean in the early morning.





Forecast and energy spectrum of Pauwela 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.


Monday, April 12, 2021

8.45am

The sets are a little more consistent at hookipa, but between low tide and long period they to close out. Easterly trades are starting to blow. 
4.5

6.45am

Very few sets are filling in at hookipa (chest to head), for the most part is flat. No wind. 
3

Monday 4 12 21 morning call

No photos from yesterday, this is a shot from Ben Thouard. I believe it's Ace Buchan entering the wall of Teahopoo to avoid the closeout.

4-5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers

2ft @ 17s from 244° (WSW)
1.2ft @ 12s from 173° (S)

Lanai

1.9ft @ 17s from 203° (SSW)
0.9ft @ 14s from 185° (S)
0.9ft @ 13s from 186° (S)

Lovely long period SSW energy at the buoys, check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore
NW001
5.6ft @ 15s from 304° (WNW)

Waimea
2.9ft @ 15s from 311° (NW)

Pauwela

2.4ft @ 9s from 46° (NE)
1.7ft @ 16s from 316° (NW)

New small NW energy is on the rise all day. Below are the maps of April 7 through 11 that show the distant fetch that generated it.

Below are the graphs of NW001 and Pauwela, together with the Surfline forecast (late, as usual).


Home guess for Hookipa is around head high in the sets with spells of smallness and clean.

Forecast and energy spectrum of Pauwela 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.