Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Wednesday 3 22 23 morning call

Hookipa yesterday. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.

Andrea at Kanaha yesterday.

8pm yesterday Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore

  • 1.3ft
    , 14s, S 180º


  • 1.4ft
    , 14s, S 190º

For some reason the readings are from 8pm yesterday. Both Barbers and Lanai record similar 14s southerly energy. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore


  • 9.4ft
    , 10s, N 10º

As predicted, yesterday the short period northerly energy was smaller in the morning that it was the day before. But I was surprised to see the waves come up again in the afternoon. That 8pm reading at Mokapu shows that increase. There's no readings this morning, so I don't know what's in the water and can't call the size for Hookipa. The Surfline forecast calls for mostly easterly windswell (8ft 8s from 75) and only a little bit of north leftover (2ft 10s), but it seems unlikely that it dropped from almost 10ft to only 2, so I'm expecting to be more than that. And that's all I can say.

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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