Friday, April 23, 2021

Friday 4 23 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.

5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
1.6ft @ 16s from 194° (SSW)


1.2ft @ 16s from 201° (SSW)

New small SSW energy at the buoys. Below are the maps of April 14 though 16 that show the source. It looks very much like the fetch that generated that bigger than predicted Tasman Sea swell about a week ago, but no, that doesn't mean it will be as good. "Nature doesn't like to be put in the cookie cutter", Pat Caldwell once said...

Check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore

3.3ft @ 9s from 341° (NNW)
3ft @ 11s from 332° (NNW)
0.6ft @ 16s from 284° (WNW)


4.1ft @ 9s from 53° (ENE)
3.7ft @ 6s from 69° (ENE)
3.1ft @ 11s from 334° (NNW)

NW swell peaked yesterday and it's on its way down clocking in at around 3ft 11s. It should fade throughout the day. The small 16s WNW reading at Waimea could be the first small energy of the westerly swell out of that typhoon I pointed out, but that is too small to do anything yet. Home guess for Hookipa is around head high with light trades.

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.

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