Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Tuesday 8 23 22 morning call

South shore yesterday.

5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore

  • 3.3ft
    , 13s, S 185º


  • 4.1ft
    , 14s, SSW 195º

South swell on the decline, but with still fun size waves on offer. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency. It's down at the moment, maybe they got no electricity over there too like this morning on the north shore.

North shore

  • 4.2ft
    , 13s, NW 305º


  • 2.4ft
    , 13s, NNW 340º


  • 2ft
    , 13s, NNW 330º


  • 3.4ft
    , 8s, E 85º

First late August small NW swell is on the rise at the upstream buoys. Below are the maps of August 18 through 23 showing the fetch that generated it. As you can see, there were two sources, a stronger more distant one and a weaker closer one.

The Pauwela buoy is all ready to be deployed, they just can't find a certified boat that can do the job in an economically feasible way (take it as it is, that's the inside info I got). The home guess for Hookipa would be a lot more precise if Pauwela was out there, I'm going to throw chest to shoulder high and glassy for most of the morning.

Wind map at noon (1 day old prediction). 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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