Thursday, September 16, 2021

Thursday 9 16 21 morning call

No photos from yesterday, next photo of my trip is one of the many I took on a road called Northern Passage Scenic Byway, 200 miles of  wonderful views in Idaho.

6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
1.9ft @ 17s from 191° (SSW)

Long period SSW energy continues at the buoy. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency. 

North shore

3.3ft @ 8s from 64° (ENE)
3.1ft @ 6s from 60° (ENE)

Small windswell at the buoy, home guess for Hookipa is around waist/belly high. Things are about to change, as Pat Caldwell wrote: 
Seasonal change is seen in the weather charts this week over the north Pacific and it can only get better from here on out as we enter the new surf season of 2021-22.

This weekend there should be a first very small NW energy out of the fetches we've seen in the NW corner in the last few days, but a much more solid one will arrive Tuesday the 21st. I put an arrow to indicate it on the forecast below.

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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