Saturday, November 26, 2022

Saturday 11 26 22 morning call

Kahului harbor yesterday morning.


Couple of shots from the west side windsurfing action.



5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion
.

South shore
No southerly energy at the buoys, but there's still warp from the north. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore
N

  • 18.3ft
    , 15s, NNE 25º

Hanalei

  • 10.2ft
    , 15s, NE 50º
  • 10.1ft
    , 12s, N 10º
  • 5ft
    , 8s, NNE 15º

Waimea

  • 9.3ft
    , 13s, NNE 20º
  • 5.7ft
    , 17s, NNE 25º
  • 7ft
    , 10s, N 10º

Mokapu

  • 11.9ft
    , 15s, NE 40º
  • 8.1ft
    , 10s, N 5º
  • 6.1ft
    , 13s, NNE 30º

18ft 15s from 25 at the N buoy must be one of the highest NNE reading I've ever seen. As a consequence, also today the north shore will be pretty much off limits, with the usual exception of Kahului harbor.

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 25, 2022

Friday 11 25 22 morning call

Kanaha had big waves on the reef yesterday but the inside was relatively safe.


Big sale at Hi-Tech today.

6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
No southerly energy at the buoys. Lahaina has some wrap from the north swell. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
NW001

  • 8.4ft
    , 14s, NNE 15º
  • 8.6ft
    , 10s, NNE 30º

N

  • 11.9ft
    , 15s, N 355º
  • 11.5ft
    , 12s, NNW 345º

Hanalei

  • 10.2ft
    , 14s, NNW 345º
  • 8.6ft
    , 11s, N 355º
  • 8.6ft
    , 9s, NNE 20º

Waimea

  • 7.2ft
    , 15s, N 0º
  • 8.8ft
    , 11s, N 350º
  • 6.5ft
    , 9s, N 0º

With the North buoy recording an impressive 12ft 15s from 355, we can expect another day of big and messy waves on the north shore. Kahului harbor will be one of the very few surfable spots.

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 24, 2022

Thursday 11 24 22 morning call

Hookipa yesterday morning.


Kanaha in the afternoon.

5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion
.

South shore
No southerly energy at the buoys. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
NW001

  • 13.6ft
    , 13s, N 355º
  • 9.4ft
    , 8s, NE 40º

Hanalei

  • 10.1ft
    , 14s, NNW 330º
  • 12.6ft
    , 10s, NNW 345º

Waimea

  • 6.1ft
    , 14s, NNW 330º
  • 7.2ft
    , 11s, NNW 330º

Mokapu

  • 4.9ft
    , 9s, E 80º

A front has reached the islands (see satellite picture below) and is going to bring rain, northerly winds and stormy seas. Below are the maps of November 22 though 24 that show the fetch that generated the short and medium NNW energies at the buoys.


Below is the Surfline forecast showing more than 15ft 14s from the north.
The north shore will soon become a mess of dangerously big waves. I would recommend everybody to stay out of the water with the possible exceptions of Paia Bay first and then the Kahului harbor. They're still small at the moment, but they will rise considerably this afternoon and tomorrow.

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 23, 2022

7.30am hookipa is mostly small with occasional head high nw sets. Light wind. 
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Wednesday 11 23 22 morning call

Hookipa yesterday. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.


I thought my downwinder was going to be epic, so I took the camera with me. It wasn't, but here's a short clip anyway. I came in at Kanaha in the middle of a 2h beach shutdown due to a shark sighting.


5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
Lanai

  • 1.7ft
    , 9s, S 180º

Barbers

  • 1.8ft
    , 9s, SSE 150º

Tiny 9s S-SSE energy at the buoys. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
NW101

  • 1.9ft
    , 15s, N 350º
  • 2.1ft
    , 11s, NNW 330º

NW001

  • 2.1ft
    , 15s, NNW 345º

Hanalei

  • 3.3ft
    , 12s, NW 320º

Waimea

  • 3.6ft
    , 13s, NW 310º

Mokapu

  • 4.4ft
    , 9s, E 100º
  • 4ft
    , 6s, ENE 75º

NW energy still in the water at the upstream buoys at around 3ft 12-13s while a new small pulse of 15s energy is at the NW buoys. Today is going to be the last day of pleasant conditions (waves and weather) before a front reaches the islands tomorrow bringing onshore winds, rain and and stormy rough big surf. After that a low will form just north of us, blocking the trades flow and continuing to send medium period northerly energy. Kahului harbor will have waves for at least 5 days in a row.
Home guess for Hookipa this morning is around head high with possible bigger sets and relatively light wind in the first hours of light.

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 22, 2022

Tuesday 11 22 22 morning call

Hookipa yesterday. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.


5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion
.

South shore
Lanai

  • 1.2ft
    , 10s, S 175º

Barbers

  • 2.5ft
    , 9s, SSE 150º

Very small S-SSE energy at the buoys. Below are the maps of November 17 and 18 showing the small fetch that generated it.


Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.


North shore
NW001

  • 3.6ft
    , 13s, NW 325º

Hanalei

  • 5ft
    , 13s, NW 305º

Waimea

  • 4.8ft
    , 14s, NW 310º

Mokapu

  • 7.6ft
    , 8s, E 80º

NW swell peaked yesterday and today it will be slowly declining. Notice that the direction at the NW buoys is now 325, so during the day it will also turn more north, which usually means we get more consistent energy. Home guess for Hookipa is around head and a half and windy with lots of windswell (see Mokapu) in the mix.


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.