Friday, November 12, 2021

Friday 11 12 21 morning call

South shore yesterday.

4-5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
1.7ft @ 13s from 188° (S)

Southerly energy on the steady decline at Barbers. The number might still look interesting and there might still be very inconsistent small sets, but remembering the fetch (aiming more and more to the Americas and away from us) and its angular spreading nature, I think this swell is pretty much over.
Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
7.2ft @ 12s from 337° (NNW)


3.3ft @ 9s from 343° (NNW)
3.3ft @ 11s from 334° (NNW)


2.9ft @ 9s from 335° (NNW)
1.4ft @ 13s from 338° (NNW)

New medium period NW swell is rising at the upstream buoys and it will do so also locally all day. Below are the fetch maps of Oct 8 through 11. We can see the extremely large but not too intense (hence the medium period) fetch NW of us. Best day for wave generation was the 10th, and with such a short travel time (at least from the head of the fetch), the peak of this swell will happen tomorrow.

Below are the graphs of NW101 and Hanalei together with the Surfline forecast. The swell will be barely noticeable in the morning: home guess for Hookipa is for flat to waist with possible inconsistent chest/shoulder high sets later in the morning becoming more consistent and bigger throughout the day. Sunset should have well overhead waves. Clean conditions all morning.

  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.

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