Monday, November 20, 2023

Monday 11 20 23 morning call

Waiehu side yesterday.

6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion. South shore

No southerly energy recorded by Barbers because it's heavily hit by NW energy, but there is going to be waves left by the Kona that blew yesterday. Check the Kihei webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore


  • 14.5ft
    , 12s, NW 310º
  • 5.5ft
    , 8s, NNW 345º
  • 3.1ft
    , 6s, N 355º


    • 7.8ft
      , 13s, NW 320º
    • 8.2ft
      , 10s, NNW 340º
    • 4.1ft
      , 7s, N 10º


    • 7.8ft
      , 14s, NW 315º
    • 8.4ft
      , 11s, NW 315º
    • 5.3ft
      , 7s, NNW 345º


    • 2.9ft
      , 15s, NW 310º
    • 2.3ft
      , 11s, NNW 335º
    • 2.1ft
      , 7s, ENE 65º

Closely generated NW swell picked up solid at the upstream buoys and will rise all day locally.
Below are the maps of November 18 through 20 that show the fetch that generated it. The simultaneous arrival of all kinds of periods is due to the proximity of the storm and will give the waves a very irregular breaking pattern. The sideon wind will contribute to with plenty chop to the stormy conditions. Home guess for Hookipa is around head high and relatively clean in the early morning, rapidly rising to double overhead plus and stormy during the day. Seek for sheltered places when that happens.

 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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