Sunday, November 28, 2021

6.45am hookipa has shoulder to head high relatively clean waves. 
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Sunday 11 28 21 morning call

No photos from yesterday. This is Kai Lenny in a photo by Erik Aeder. I like watching Kai doing anything he does in the water, but, somehow, I have a special appreciation for his kiting. He obviously carries the skills from all the disciplines across all the disciplines themselves, but in the kitesurfing one they seem to put him in a different league from the other kiters.


4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
No southerly energy at Barbers, check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
NW101

4.2ft @ 10s from 322° (NW)
1.7ft @ 18s from 354° (N)

NW001

4.6ft @ 10s from 328° (NW)
1.5ft @ 18s from 297° (WNW)

Hanalei

4.2ft @ 11s from 312° (NW)
3ft @ 9s from 336° (NNW)
0.5ft @ 18s from 347° (NNW)

Waimea

3.5ft @ 11s from 318° (NW)
2.9ft @ 10s from 326° (NW)

Kaneohe Bay
3.4ft @ 9s from 19° (NNE)

NW swell continues to decline (now down to 10-11s), but still lingering around. New long period NW energy will be on the rise in the late afternoon. The directions at the NW buoys are contrasting, so let's look at the fetch that generated it. Below are the maps of Nov 24 through 27. I put black arrows on the fetch that I think generated the energy that we will receive. The red arrows indicate another fetch that, at the same time, generated a much more westerly swell, which will receive a lot less of.


Below is the Surfline forecast for the next couple of days. Unfortunately, the trades will be from a NE direction, which will bring plenty chop in the lineups. Home guess for Hookipa this morning is around head high.



Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.


Wind map at noon
. The other ones can be found here.


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.


Saturday, November 27, 2021

Saturday 11 27 21 morning call

Harbor yesterday morning.


Hookipa mid day. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.


Honolua, thanks to a Hi-Tech rental customer.


4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
No southerly energy at Barbers, check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
NW101

5.5ft @ 10s from 335° (NNW)
4.5ft @ 12s from 306° (WNW)

Hanalei
6ft @ 11s from 318° (NW)

Waimea

3.8ft @ 13s from 326° (NW)
3.5ft @ 10s from 337° (NNW)

NW swell trending down today, a new pulse will hit tomorrow afternoon. Home guess for Hookipa is around head and half and relatively clean.

 
Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.



Wind map at noon
. The other ones can be found here.


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.



Friday, November 26, 2021

Friday 11 26 21 morning call

No photos from yesterday. This is a brief extract of the first Foil Drive assisted SUP foiling downwinder I did a few days ago. The thumbnail picture shows how to activate the motor with the remote controller mounted on the paddle. With an Armstrong HS1550 v2 and full throttle I was basically planing on the water and all I had to do is to wait for a bump to appear in front of the board and pump the board up on the foil when that happened. Thanks to this awesome device, I now have an opportunity to actually do SUP foiling downwinders and learn the fine art of riding the windswell bumps. Contact Hi-Tech and ask for me (if I'm not there, leave your name and number) if you want to get one of the next shipment.

5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
No southerly energy at Barbers, check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore
NW101

7.6ft @ 14s from 321° (NW)
5.4ft @ 10s from 323° (NW)

Hanalei
10.2ft @ 14s from 329° (NW)

Waimea
8ft @ 14s from 330° (NW)

Kaneohe Bay

3.5ft @ 7s from 64° (ENE)
3.3ft @ 9s from 39° (NE)

Elevated NW energy continues at the buoys, another day of big but not particularly clean waves (lots of energy in this swell) on the north shore. Home guess for Hookipa is double overhead plus and hard to surf also for the elite surfers.

Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.



Wind map at noon
. The other ones can be found here.


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.


Thursday, November 25, 2021

Thursday 11 25 21 morning call

Hookipa mid afternoon. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.


Hookipa late afternoon.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
No southerly energy at Barbers, check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
NW001
11.2ft @ 12s from 316° (NW)

Hanalei

7.7ft @ 14s from 322° (NW)
3.2ft @ 9s from 333° (NNW)

Waimea
5.6ft @ 14s from 328° (NW)

Kaneohe Bay
2.4ft @ 8s from 70° (ENE)

The upstream buoys show an increase in the size of the NW swell that should start happening mid morning locally. Home guess for Hookipa is head and half to occasionally double to start the day with, building to double plus throughout the day.

Below is the already posted collage of the maps of Nov 18 through 22 that show the many different fetches that happened in those days and of which we're now receiving the energy.



Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.



Wind map at noon
. The other ones can be found here.


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.


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

6.45am hookipa is still only shoulder to head high. Clean and crowded. 
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11 24 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday morning.


Hookipa mid day. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.

Hookipa late afternoon.


4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
No southerly energy at Barbers, check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
NW101
6ft @ 13s from 321° (NW)

Hanalei
4.4ft @ 14s from 313° (NW)

Waimea
3.3ft @ 15s from 321° (NW)

Kaneohe Bay
2.3ft @ 8s from 61° (ENE)

New long period NW energy is on the rise at all the upstream buoys. Below are the graphs of NW and Hanalei together with the Surfline forecast. Home guess for Hookipa is head to head and a half to start with, increasing to double overhead plus by sunset. Wind conditions should be calm all morning, with only light sea breeze in the afternoon.


Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.


Wind map at noon
. The other ones can be found here.


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.


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Tuesday 11 23 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday mid day.




5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
No southerly energy at Barbers. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore
NW001
3.5ft @ 12s from 333° (NNW)

Hanalei
2.9ft @ 13s from 327° (NW)

Waimea
3.2ft @ 13s from 330° (NW)

Kaneohe Bay

3.6ft @ 8s from 55° (ENE)
3.3ft @ 7s from 73° (ENE)

First small NW swell of a long series is at the buoys. Below are the fetch maps of Nov 18 through 22 that show the many fetches that will ensure a continuous provisioning of overlapping episodes (biggest on Thanksgiving) till well into the weekend. Home guess for Hookipa in the morning is around head high or more and relatively clean thanks to the lack of wind in the first hours of light.


Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.




Wind map at noon
. The other ones can be found here.


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.


Monday, November 22, 2021

Monday 11 22 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Barbers
0.2ft @ 18s from 184° (S)

Tiny 18s southerly energy at Barbers shouldn't be visible in the water. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
Hanalei

4.3ft @ 9s from 348° (NNW)
0.4ft @ 18s from 340° (NNW)

Waimea

2.8ft @ 10s from 338° (NNW)
0.2ft @ 18s from 348° (NNW)

Kaneohe Bay

2.6ft @ 6s from 80° (E)
2.5ft @ 8s from 68° (ENE)
2.2ft @ 10s from 15° (NNE)

Small 9-10 NNW energy at Hanalei and Waimea with a pinch of very small 18s energy. As the PACIOOS forecast shows below, the north shore is going to have increasingly bigger waves throughout the rest of the week. Home call for Hookipa this morning is still only waist to shoulder high with possible bigger sets.


Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.



Wind map at noon
. The other ones can be found here.


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.