Saturday, April 17, 2021

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

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


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

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


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


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.

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