Thursday, August 11, 2022

Thursday 8 11 22 morning call

Nuking wind made for a couple of epic downwind runs for me, while the kids at Kanaha were boosting sky high.

Going downwind when the wind is averaging 30-35 and gusting 40+ mph was still comfortable and I got exposed to incredible waterscapes, especially in the afternoon run. The chances of avoiding a possible impact with a turtle laying just under the surface were virtually none, as the ocean was a silver sheet, but the experience was just memorable and worth the risk.

6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore

  • 3.2ft
    , 7s, SSE 150º
  • 1ft
    , 15s, S 190º
  • 0.8ft
    , 13s, S 185º


  • 4.4ft
    , 7s, SSE 150º
  • 1.8ft
    , 15s, S 170º

Small energy at the buoys. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore


  • 4.6ft
    , 8s, E 100º
  • 5ft
    , 6s, ENE 75º

Windswell only on the north shore, home guess for Hookipa is thigh to waist high.

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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