Saturday, July 03, 2021

Saturday 7 3 21 morning call

This image well depicts the weather yesterday on the north shore: windy as hell and squally up the coast. Jason Hall, photo by Derek Hamasaki (in Maui for a Gofoil event that will take place today).

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore

1.4ft @ 11s from 188° (S)
1.3ft @ 13s from 192° (SSW)
1.2ft @ 16s from 195° (SSW)


1.3ft @ 11s from 181° (S)
1.1ft @ 16s from 190° (S)

Small kind southerly energy at the buoys, check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore

1.5ft @ 11s from 343° (NNW)
1.1ft @ 14s from 291° (WNW)


0.9ft @ 14s from 315° (NW)
0.6ft @ 11s from 329° (NW)

4.8ft @ 8s from 68° (ENE)
0.5ft @ 15s from 322° (NW)

There have been small fetches in the NW Pacific in the past few days. Below are the maps of June 29 through July 2.

The numbers at the buoys are very unimpressive. It'll be hard to distinguish that energy from the healthy and rising windswell. Maybe something in the afternoon (check the peak of the swell indicated by a red arrow in the Pauwela forecast below). Home guess for Hookipa is knee to belly high and poor conditions. Eastern exposures up to head high and onshore. 

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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