Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Tuesday 3 21 22 morning call

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

Hookipa at sunset.

While I'm posting this, I'm also watching the GWA wingfoil contest in Cabo Verde in solid size waves. Here's the issue I experienced while wingfoiling in big waves and light wind: you need a foil that is big enough to foil in light wind but when you get on the face of a big wave, the foil is too big for the speed, specially on such a steep/fast wave like Punta Preta. But these guys are good enough to handle.

5am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore

  • 1.1ft
    , 17s, SSW 205º

The small long period southerly energy coming from the fetch I pointed out yesterday rose to 1.1ft 17s at Lanai. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore

  • 10.8ft
    , 11s, ENE 60º
  • 6.3ft
    , 7s, SE 125º
  • 0.8ft
    , 16s, NE 55º


  • 7.7ft
    , 9s, NE 50º
  • 5.5ft
    , 6s, E 80º


  • 8.4ft
    , 11s, N 0º
  • 3.3ft
    , 7s, NNE 15º
  • 3.2ft
    , 6s, ENE 65º

Solid short period northerly energy continues at the buoys. Home guess for Hookipa is head and a half to double with a slow decline trend 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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