Friday, September 30, 2022

Friday 9 30 22 morning call

Kanaha yesterday.

6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore

  • 0.9ft
    , 18s, S 190º
  • 0.9ft
    , 13s, S 180º


  • 0.4ft
    , 17s, S 190º

Very small long period southerly energy is at the buoys. Below are the maps of September 24 through 26 that show the fetch that generated it.

I don't think we'll see much of it today and tomorrow, but Surfline calls for 2ft 16s for Sunday. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore

  • 3.2ft
    , 14s, NNW 340º


  • 1.1ft
    , 15s, NNW 330º


  • 0.5ft
    , 17s, NNW 330º


  • 2.9ft
    , 7s, ENE 70º
  • 2.8ft
    , 5s, E 95º
  • 0.8ft
    , 9s, N 10º

New small but long period NW swell is at the upstream buoys and will rise all day locally. Below are the maps of Sept 26 through 28 that show the fetch that generated it. As you can see, it moved across the great circle rays, thus limiting the wave formation.

Below is the Surfline forecast that calls for 2ft 15s by sunset time.

Home guess for Hookipa is around waist high to start the day with, gradually growing to head high plus by sunset.

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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