Thursday, December 08, 2022

Thursday 12 8 22 morning call

Hookipa yesterday morning.

Hookipa yesterday afternoon. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.

The Japanese kids enjoying a sunset session up the coast.

6am 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

  • 9ft
    , 9s, E 100º
  • 3ft
    , 11s, NE 40º


  • 10.4ft
    , 9s, ENE 70º
  • 4.3ft
    , 11s, NNE 15º


  • 5ft
    , 9s, NE 40º
  • 3.2ft
    , 12s, N 355º


  • 8.7ft
    , 9s, ENE 70º
  • 6ft
    , 7s, E 85º
  • 3.6ft
    , 11s, NNE 25º

NW energy still probably in the water, but small enough today to be overshadowed by the mounting easterly windswell. Home guess for Hookipa is around head and a half and blown out.

Below is the a snapshot from the Sunset Beach cam showing a NW set. First day of the waiting period for the Vans Pipe contest (not a WSL one). You can see from the list of the invitees that it's going to be a different format.

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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