Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Wednesday 1 25 23 morning call

Hookipa yesterday at sunset.

4am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore

  • 1.2ft
    , 14s, SSW 195º

Small long period SSW at Lanai (probably the angular spreading kind). Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore

  • 11.4ft
    , 16s, NW 305º
  • 6.1ft
    , 12s, NW 305º


  • 15.5ft
    , 17s, NW 305º
  • 7.7ft
    , 13s, NW 310º


  • 9ft
    , 17s, NW 310º
  • 4.4ft
    , 13s, NNW 330º
  • 3.8ft
    , 11s, NNW 330º


  • 4.9ft
    , 20s, NW 320º
  • 5.2ft
    , 13s, NNW 335º
  • 3.8ft
    , 17s, NW 315º


  • 3.7ft
    , 9s, E 85º

This amazing run of winter surf continues as a new XL swell rose at the NW buoys and will be on the rise all day locally. Below are the maps of January 21 through 24 that show the fetch that generated it with a black arrow (red arrow was the Eddie fetch).

Below is the Surfline forecast showing a peak this afternoon at 10.6ft 17s from 315.

Home guess for Hookipa is around head and a half high and clean, building to double and then triple overhead throughout the day.

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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