Friday, July 25, 2014 596-SURF , 596-WAVE , 922-BONG , 638-RUSH , 572-SURF(MAUI) , 241-SURF (KAUAI) , 324-RUSH (BIG ISLAND)
   
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The forecast is good to say the least...check the video presentation of the Local Swell Tracker


The forecast is good to say the least...check the video presentation of the Local Swell Tracker
the what when and why of our waves winds and weather

BIG SURF PICTURE 

Tuesday 1/24/12

NPAC: the Jet is set up in a winter pattern (low, consolidated and stretching past the dateline) allowing for storms to be enhanced and steered to longitudes near Hawaii; its also affecting our winds and weather patterns with a cycle between lite variables/Konas to regular Trades.

Currently...Late today Tuesday we'll see some double over head NW with 14 seconds peaking Wednesday to just below advsry level 5-7’ NW from a severe gale that spawned our side of the dateline just 1000 miles away Sunday/Monday and tracking quickly ENE into Alaska as it intensifies.

 

Next: The intensification of the last Low leads to More 4’ N swell is expected Friday 1/27-28; its a gale (35-40kt) fetch created by the aforementioned low as it move into the gulf; the storm’s winds pointing our way in the 350-360 band for a day.

Next: An upgraded severe gale Storm far off Japan spawns Wednesday 1/25 tracking east with a captured fetch (read below) Wed-Thursday; it crosses the dateline 1200 miles to the west by Thursday with some 35' seas and will bump us up to 8-12’ solid from the NW this Saturday; with Trades returning Friday conditions will be perfect.

Last: Another major Upgrade on pair of Lows appear near the dateline Friday/Sunday with an east then ENE track up into the east Aleutians thru Sunday. They merge and grow to a huge severe gale surface Low with 35' seas with weather filling much of the WPAC as it goes east; this leads to large 8-12 occas. 15' sets on the outer reefs with 20 sec forerunners early Monday 1/30; the angle is' WNW peaking Monday and lasting over 10' Tuesday the last day of the month. Beautiful finish to twenty twleve's 1st month.

There's more a few days after this and the NPAC winter wave machine works its magic.

SPAC: We have background SSW at 2' but had some higher sets Monday! It came from a fast ESE tracking severe gale low far below NZL around 1/16. Another similar ‘iffy’ 2’ SSW with 12-14 seconds may get here at the end of the month from a weak gale off the NZL coast Sunday 1/22. The winds are barely strong enough to make waves 4000 miles away. Swell periods however are relatively a conservative quantity allowing for little decay over distance.

East or Windward: We have 3' N wrap to best exposures. Our 2 windswell and trades are outta here till Friday when trades return. We do get some N-NNE swell of maybe 3 or 4' this week to isolated reefs. The rotating pattern between trades and Konas or Variables will continue with the nearby tracking Lows. Such winter patterns mean occas. N swells to wrap in with the off and on wind swell. Ranges should remain in the 2-4’ range. Read daily OB’s or call 596-SURF.

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