Monday, July 19, 2021

Monday 7 19 21 morning call

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Hookipa yesterday afternoon.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore

1.6ft @ 14s from 195° (SSW)
1ft @ 11s from 180° (S)


2.2ft @ 14s from 182° (S)

South swell on the decline. Yesterday there were wonderful waves of very high quality all morning in Lahaina (mostly head high with the occasional overhead set). Today should be a bit smaller. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore

5.8ft @ 8s from 70° (ENE)
2.6ft @ 4s from 73° (ENE)

ENE windswell is still up and will continue to be so for several days ahead. I put three arrows on the Pauwela forecast below to indicate three distinct swells generated by tropical storms. They should all reach around 2ft at the buoys, starting with fairly long period (third row) and all from a straight east direction (second row). Home guess for Hookipa is around shoulder to head high and sloppy.

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, yellow: possibly over the ice sheet) 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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