Saturday, November 13, 2021

Saturday 11 13 21 morning call

Hookipa yesterday morning.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
No southerly energy at Barbers, looks like the south shore is entering the winter period of lethargy... hopefully interrupted here and there by the occasional out of season swell. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
6.2ft @ 13s from 315° (NW)


5.4ft @ 14s from 331° (NNW)
4.5ft @ 12s from 330° (NW)


5.1ft @ 13s from 327° (NW)
4ft @ 15s from 326° (NW)

NW peaked at the upstream buoys and probably during the night in Maui, but the readings are still pretty solid: 6.2ft 13s at the NW buoy means solid waves all day in Maui. The two different periods at Hanalei and Waimea indicate that different pulses of the energy coming from the extremely wide and long fetch we saw in yesterday's collage are arriving simultaneously. That'll make for a very consistent set arrival (in other words, lots of waves hence strong current and hard to paddle out) and possibly some overlapping sets. The lack of wind should ensure relatively clean conditions despite that.
Home guess for Hookipa is around head and a half to double.

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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