Wednesday, April 16, 2014 596-SURF , 596-WAVE , 922-BONG , 638-RUSH , 572-SURF(MAUI) , 241-SURF (KAUAI) , 324-RUSH (BIG ISLAND)
   
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Dr. Dorian Paskowitz returns this week to Turtle Bay Resort! Dont miss this Wednesday April 16th. Drop in for this great Surfer, the Bar Talk Story Event! Hear Doc's story, why he traded in his scrubs for a surfboard and how his family got known as the "First Family of Surfing." Read the Full Story
Results for the Ladies Day One Rip Curl Pro at Bell Courtney Conlogue © ASP/Cestari World's Best Female Surfers Tear Through Round 1 16 April, 2014 Bells Beach, Victoria - Stop No. 3 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP Women's World Championship Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, got underway today on first day of the event window in small punchy waves at the world-famous right hander. The men's event was put on standby while the world's best female surfers ran through the six heats of Round 1. The half day of surfing wasn't short of action and upsets as rookies claimed victory and excellent scores were posted. Read the Full Story
LOCAL SWELL TRACKER:One more WNW Thursday on the models and South is below average till last 1/3 of month. BIG SURF PICTURE 4/12/14 Saturday update The Jet has a 150mph trough inbetween Japan and HI at 30-40N latitude or 600-1200 miles north of us. There's lotsa of broad weak Jet winds from the dateline to over Hawaii thus the wetter weather. A strong High bounces the Jet up and over HI Sunday into next week. Also a new trough moves our way of Japan again Monday allowing for slight potential for continued storm development. By Friday the 18th its very weak tho' extended across the NPAC to the west coast. Hinting of a long term quite period. Read the Full Story
Team Hawaii wins the 2014 VISSLA ISA World Junior Champs Following an incredible week of camaraderie and competition between the 32 National Teams, the Final Day of the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship (WJSC) delivered great waves and exciting surfing performances. The VISSLA ISA WJSC officially closed after all the individual and team champions were crowned. Hawaii is the new VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Gold Medal Team and winner of the Team Champion Trophy. Read the Full Story
Congrats to Michel Bourez Wins Drug Aware Margaret River Pro Michel Bourez takes his first ASP World Tour victory Finalists Michel Bourez and Josh Kerr would take to the water at the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, with both surfers searching for their first career ASP WCT wins. The bout would get off to a slow start, but Bourez would eventually light up two consecutive waves of 6.33 and 7.57 with his patented forehand power. Read the Full Story
Hurry! And Get Signed Up for the Ka'ena Pt. 10k Trail Run before it fills up. SPACE IS LIMITED!! The Ka’ena Pt10k Trail Run is happening Sunday April 20th, 2014. This inaugural event will be held at Camp Erdman on Oahu’s North Shore. This race will be the first of its kind to welcome runners of all skill levels to the beautifully scenic and sometimes challenging trails of Ka’ena Pt. State Park. The Ka’ena Pt. 10k Trail Run is a benefit for Hawaii’s Lifeguard & Water Safety Fund. Read the Full Story
Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge celebrates sports and games this weekend Article courtesy of Hawaii Magazine If you’re in the midst of very modern Waikiki this weekend and find yourself yearningt for a glimpse into old Hawaii, check out the 29th annual Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge.

The annual event, which benefits the Waikiki Community Center, is a mix of Hawaii heritage and modern Waikiki fun, with double-hulled canoe races, tug-of-war, stand-up paddle board races and a variety of Makahiki season games such as ulu maika(sand bowling) and konane (Hawaiian checkers).
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TODAY: Mens Final Rounds At Margaret River Pro Quarterfinalists were decided today at the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, stop No. 2 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour. Following the completion of Round 4 at Main Break, history was made when Round 5 of the competition was held at the iconic Western Australian slab 'The Box' for the first time in history. Read the Full Story
Day 6 with the big showdown Sunday. Josh Moniz photo Full day of repechage rounds run today in Ecuador 10 April, 2014. Today witnessed huge upsets. Defending Boys U-18 Gold Medalist from the 2013 ISA WJSC, Josh Moniz (HAW) was eliminated from the contest. Another casualty was one of the event favorites, Noe Mar McGonagle from Costa Rica, who came close to a Gold Medal in 2012 and was chasing after the title in his last year as a junior. The nail-biting day featured heats in the Repechage rounds 2-5 for both Boys and Girls divisions. With the current swell maintained in the 2-4 feet range, although bigger waves are on the way. Surfline, the official forecaster of the event has predicted a building swell on Saturday that will deliver 5-8ft waves with occasional 10ft+ waves on Sunday. Read the Full Story
Wanna melt your heart...watch this. A fist full of slabs across the planet...HAwaii's Alex Gray shows he can handle much more than the tropics. Read the Full Story
Largest-ever tagged great white The tagging of a huge five-metre white pointer in King George Sound has presented a potentially huge breakthrough in shark research and a triumph for local Fisheries staff. The massive female great white, estimated to weigh about 1.6 tonnes, was the biggest ever internally tagged in Australia, and one of the largest in the world. Read the Full Story
THE WORLD’S BEST JUNIOR GIRLS TAKE OVER DAY 3 OF COMPETITION IN ECUADOR The Hawaii Team is cranking. On Day 3 of the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship, the world’s best junior girls took over the point at La Loberia (La FAE), in Ecuador. Qualifying and Repechage heats took place today, and the first athletes in the World Championship were eliminated. The Repechage is a do-or-die round; if a surfer gets 3rd or 4th place, the athlete is out of the competition. The surf conditions were challenging as the waves decreased to the 2-3 feet range. Surfline, the official forecaster, is predicting a solid swell will arrive and build through the final days of the competition, with 5-7 feet waves on the last day. However, today, most of the competitors opted for the inside beach break as the point break was inconsistent. Read the Full Story
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Waves, Winds, Weather compliments of Surfer, the Bar with Doc Paskowitz TONIGHT.

Your exclusive Observations for Wednesday April 16th at 650am update

Nicer weather today with continuing gusty E-NE trades fill in up to 15-30mph along windward. Tiny surf from Town to country but High trade wind swell cranks. Extreme -0.3 Low tide at 1030am and a 2' High at 530pm

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES & HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES

NORTH: Rising later on a WNW but for now some NE wrap at 0-1 maybe occas 2' at Laniakea but most breaks are 0-1' like Boneyard, Pipe, Chuns...with semi smooth conditions. Paddle, Dive, Fish, chores. WNW should hit 3' near dusk. Buoys popped 4am 2' 15 seconds.
West: Makaha is down and rising later on the WNW swell; for now at 0-1' with offshores, smoooooth and clean. Paddle, Dive, Fish. Town: Ala Moana, Kaisers, etc. down and holding on the S-SE & S-SW swell Fl-1 occ 2' and smooth. Diamond Head: Holding on the SSE at 0-1.5' occ 2' sets per 15 minutes alittle less wind blown chop.  Sandy's: Up and Holding on NE tradeswell at 2-3 occ plus' at Half Pt to Gas Chambers which is firing; brisk sideshore choppy.  East: Makapu'u:  Up and holding on NE trade swell at 3-5' with lots of white water inside and current, bumpy from the gusty 15-30mph ENE trades.

Watch Makapu'u crank out a 5' set on the outside this morning at 630am. GO HERE

Events etc: Womens RipCurl Pro Event at Bells went yesterday for Day 1  GO HERE

Congratulations to Michel Bourez! Winner if the The Drug Aware Margret River Pro.  For more - GO HERE

Congratulations to the Hawaii Junior Surf Team! 2014 VISSLA ISA WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPS!!
 

Quote of the Week "I need to feel it as an education to put myself in the zone" Pete Mel on Mavericks Invitational 2014.

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Surf Report

Surf

North
Wed '04/16'
Rising Later - N-NE
HAW: 0-2
FACE: 0-3
WNW 2' 15 seconds 4am; smooth, clear
Thu '04/17'
Holding - W-NW
HAW: 4-6
FACE: 6-10
4' 15 second peak; smoother, clear
Fri '04/18'
Dropping - W-NW
HAW: 1-3
FACE: 2-5
Sat '04/19'
Rising Later - W-NW
HAW: 0-2
FACE: 0-3
1-2+ evening on tiny WNW
Sun '04/20'
Dropping - W-NW
HAW: 1-2+
FACE: 1-3+
4-6' NW Wednesday
Haleiwa
Wed '04/16'
Time
Ht.
H 3:24 AM 0.8 ft.
L 8:13 AM -0.2 ft.
H 4:16 PM 1.6 ft.
L 9:58 PM 0.1 ft.
Sunrise: 6:10 AM
Sunset: 6:51 PM
Thu '04/17'
Time
Ht.
H 4:04 AM 0.7 ft.
L 8:47 AM -0.2 ft.
H 5:01 PM 1.6 ft.
L 10:57 PM 0.1 ft.
Sunrise: 6:09 AM
Sunset: 6:51 PM
Fri '04/18'
Time
Ht.
H 4:50 AM 0.6 ft.
L 9:25 AM -0.1 ft.
H 5:52 PM 1.6 ft.
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Sunrise: 6:08 AM
Sunset: 6:52 PM
Sat '04/19'
Time
Ht.
L 12:05 AM 0.1 ft.
H 5:48 AM 0.5 ft.
L 10:11 AM -0.1 ft.
H 6:50 PM 1.5 ft.
Sunrise: 6:07 AM
Sunset: 6:52 PM
Sun '04/20'
Time
Ht.
L 1:20 AM 0.1 ft.
H 7:08 AM 0.4 ft.
L 11:11 AM 0 ft.
H 7:54 PM 1.5 ft.
Sunrise: 6:07 AM
Sunset: 6:52 PM

West
Rising Later - N-NW
HAW: 0-1
FACE: 0-1.5
Smooth, clear
Holding - W-NW
HAW: 2-4
FACE: 3-7
smooth, clear
Dropping - W-NW
HAW: 0-2
FACE: 0-3
Rising Later - W-NW
HAW: 0-1
FACE: 0-1.5
Dropping - W-NW
HAW: 0-1.5
FACE: 0-2
currently 3' 11 sec

South
Dropping - SSE+SSW
HAW: 0-1.5
FACE: 0-2
Smooth, clear
Holding - SSE+SSW
HAW: 0-1.5
FACE: 0-2
smooth, clear
Holding - SSE+SSW
HAW: 0-1.5
FACE: 0-2
Holding - SSE+SSW
HAW: 0-1.5
FACE: 0-2
Holding - SSE+SSW
HAW: 0-1.5
FACE: 0-2
Honolulu Harbor
Wed '04/16'
Time
Ht.
L 11:10 PM 0.1 ft.
H 4:26 AM 1 ft.
L 10:18 AM -0.3 ft.
H 5:18 PM 2 ft.
Sunrise: 6:10 AM
Sunset: 6:51 PM
Thu '04/17'
Time
Ht.
L 12:03 AM 0.1 ft.
H 5:06 AM 0.9 ft.
L 10:52 AM -0.2 ft.
H 6:03 PM 2 ft.
Sunrise: 6:09 AM
Sunset: 6:51 PM
Fri '04/18'
Time
Ht.
L 1:02 AM 0.1 ft.
H 5:52 AM 0.7 ft.
L 11:30 AM -0.2 ft.
H 6:54 PM 2 ft.
Sunrise: 6:08 AM
Sunset: 6:52 PM
Sat '04/19'
Time
Ht.
L 2:10 AM 0.1 ft.
H 6:50 AM 0.6 ft.
L 12:16 PM -0.1 ft.
H 7:52 PM 1.9 ft.
Sunrise: 6:07 AM
Sunset: 6:52 PM
Sun '04/20'
Time
Ht.
L 3:25 AM 0.1 ft.
H 8:10 AM 0.5 ft.
L 1:16 PM 0.1 ft.
H 8:56 PM 1.8 ft.
Sunrise: 6:07 AM
Sunset: 6:52 PM

East
Holding - E-NE
HAW: 3-5
FACE: 5-9
Choppy, partly clear
Dropping - E-NE
HAW: 2-3+
FACE: 3-5+
choppy, partly clear
Rising - E-NE
HAW: 1-3
FACE: 2-5
Rising - E-NE
HAW: 2-3
FACE: 3-5
Rising - E-NE
HAW: 2-3
FACE: 3-5

Winds
Hawaii
Wed '04/16'
E-NE E-NE
Mph: 15-25+
East: Small craft, High Surf
Thu '04/17'
E-NE E-NE
Mph: 10-25
small craft channels
Fri '04/18'
NE NE
Mph: 10-25
Sat '04/19'
E-NE E-NE
Mph: 10-25
Sun '04/20'
E-NE E-NE
Mph: 10-25

Current Swells

Wed '04/16'
Primary : E-NE / Holding , 3-5'
Secondary : N-NE / Dropping , 0-2'
Third : SSE+SSW / Dropping , 0-1.5'

Marine Warnings

Wed '04/16'
Hawaii : High surf advisory for east facing shores. Small craft advisories for all waters.

Sailing Report

Wed '04/16'
Hawaii : Good for experienced with gusty choppy conditions.

Diving Report

Wed '04/16'
Hawaii : Fair to good for N, W, S shores. Poor on the windward side. High Trade swell with gusty trade winds and cloudy with large tide changes.

Oahu

Spot Direction Height - Hawaiian Scale Height - Face Scale Winds Conditions Comments
Oahu - Sunset N-NE Flat- to 1 foot 0 to Knee STRONG TRADES diving , paddling and fishin'

Oahu - Pipeline N-NE Flat- to 1 foot 0 to Knee STRONG TRADES diving , paddling and fishin' sideshores

Oahu - Rocky Point N-NE Flat- to 1 1/2-feet 0 to Thigh STRONG TRADES fair Laniakea 0-2'

Oahu - Haleiwa N-NE Flat- to 1/2 foot 0 to Ankle Snappers STRONG TRADES diving , paddling and fishin'

Oahu - Makaha N-NW Flat- to 1 foot 0 to Knee STRONG TRADES fairly clean offshore

Oahu - Ala Moana SSE+SSW Flat- to 2-feet 0 to Waist STRONG TRADES smooth Lulls

Oahu - Waikiki SSE+SSW Flat- to 1 1/2-feet 0 to Thigh STRONG TRADES smooth

Oahu - Diamond Head SSE+SSW 1- to occ. 2-feet Knee to occ. Waist STRONG TRADES fair

Oahu - Sandy Beach E-NE 2- to 3-feet, occ. larger sets Waist to Head occ. + STRONG TRADES bumpy

Oahu - Makapuu E-NE 3- to 4-feet, occ. 5 feet Shoulder to 2 ft. Overhead occ. 3-4 ft. Overhd STRONG TRADES sloppy and choppy

Maui

Spot Direction Height - Hawaiian Scale Height - Face Scale Winds Conditions Comments
Maui - North-Hookipa area NNW+NNE 1- to 2-feet, occ. 3 feet Knee to Waist occ. Head STRONG TRADES sailin' and kitin'

Maui - Upper West - Honolua NNW+NNE Flat- to 1 foot 0 to Knee STRONG TRADES diving , paddling and fishin'

Maui - Lower West - Lahaina S-SW Flat- to 1 foot 0 to Knee STRONG TRADES bumpy

Maui - South - Kihei COMBO Flat 0 to Flat STRONG TRADES diving , paddling and fishin'

Maui - East - Hana NE rising 3- to 4-feet, occ. 5 feet Shoulder to 2 ft. Overhead occ. 3-4 ft. Overhd STRONG TRADES sloppy and choppy

Kauai

Spot Direction Height - Hawaiian Scale Height - Face Scale Winds Conditions Comments
Kauai - North - Hanalei N-NE Flat- to 1 foot 0 to Knee STRONG TRADES diving , paddling and fishin'

Kauai - West - Majors N-NE Flat- to 1 foot 0 to Knee STRONG TRADES Offshore

Kauai - South - Poipu SSE+SSW Flat- to 2-feet 0 to Waist STRONG TRADES semi-clean

Kauai - East - Kapaa NE rising 2- to 4-feet, occ. 5 feet Waist to Overhead occ. 3-4 ft. Overhead STRONG TRADES bumpy

Big Island

Spot Direction Height - Hawaiian Scale Height - Face Scale Winds Conditions Comments
Big Isl. - North - Hamakua Coast COMBO 2- to 4-feet Waist to 2 ft. Overhead STRONG TRADES wind blown conditons

Big Isl. - North West - Kohala COMBO Flat 0 to Flat STRONG TRADES bumpy

Big Isl. - South West - Kona Coast S-SW Flat- to 1 foot 0 to Knee STRONG TRADES Offshore

Big Isl. - East - Hilo Coast NE rising 2- to 4-feet Waist to 2 ft. Overhead STRONG TRADES rough

Big Isl. - SE to S Puna, Ka u Coasts COMBO 2- to 4-feet Waist to 2 ft. Overhead STRONG TRADES bumpy

THE WHERE, WHEN & WHY OF HAWAII’S WAVES & WEATHER: A VIDEO PRESENTATION BY SNN

Winds Statewide in a glance ...just go HERE(this link is also the 4th drop down under weather)

Apr 16, 2014 4:00 AM HST

Synopsis
Moderate trade winds will continue through the weekend and into next week, possibly peaking in strength around Sunday night. Active showers moving in on the trades will diminish today, and then increase from Thursday into Friday, but then eventually become limited mainly to windward slopes.

Discussion
Surface observations around the main Hawaiian islands still reported moderate to locally strong trade winds blowing. Precipitable water in the air mass was near typical values around the state, and slightly higher upwind, though drier air prevailed in most other directions.

Through most of the night, a weakening mid-level trough to the northeast through east provided uplift, raising the inversion height and encouraging showers passing under it to develop more than usual. These showers then trained over the islands from the east. However, as the trough weakened gradually, this stream of showers diminished with time. Rain rates approached moderate strength in some areas, but accumulation overall remained on the light side.

Guidance generally agreed that through the short run, moderate to strong, if flat, ridging aloft extending over the islands from the northwest will expand further toward the east, while the trough will continue to recede toward the northeast. The resulting deep ridging then will persist through the rest of the forecast period, displacing the storm track too far north to have much influence on the state.

Under these conditions, the subtropical ridge at the surface will receive enough support from aloft to keep trade winds blowing through the weekend and into next week. Solutions did differ somewhat with respect to wind speeds over time, but the consensus kept speeds near moderate levels throughout, with a possible peak near Sunday night.

Deep ridging also will tend to lower the inversion height over time, and guidance predicted the air mass to dry a bit, so shower activity will diminish. However, solutions supported a plume of more humid air to train over Maui and Hawaii counties from Thursday through Friday. Thus, pops and related fields have been increased slightly through this time. Also, orographic forcing will continue to squeeze out some moisture along windward slopes, so the greatest drying will occur mainly leeward.

Marine
The small craft advisory /sca/ was extended through this afternoon for the channels and waters around Kauai and Oahu, and continued through Friday for typically windier areas around Maui and the Big Island. Trade winds will diminish somewhat today, but then remain moderate to fresh through Friday. Wind waves produced by the persistent trade winds also will continue to require a high surf advisory for east-facing shores through this afternoon.

A small swell from the west northwest will arrive late today, and then peak Thursday below the advisory levels. No other significant swells are expected.

Watches/Warnings/Advisories
High surf advisory until 6 pm HST this evening for Kauai windward, Oahu Koolau, olomana, Molokai windward, Maui windward west, windward Haleakala, south Big Island, Big Island north and east.

Small craft advisory until 6 pm HST Friday for Maalaea Bay, Pailolo channel, Alenuihaha channel, Big Island leeward waters, Big Island southeast waters.

Small craft advisory until 6 pm HST this evening for Kauai northwest waters, Kauai windward waters, Kauai channel, Oahu windward waters, Kaiwi Channel, Maui county windward waters, Big Island windward waters.

 

BIG SURF PICTURE 4/12/14 Saturday update

The Jet has a 150mph trough inbetween Japan and HI at 30-40N latitude or 600-1200 miles north of us. There's lotsa of broad weak Jet winds from the dateline to over Hawaii thus the wetter weather. A strong High bounces the Jet up and over HI Sunday into next week. Also a new trough moves our way of Japan again Monday allowing for slight potential for continued storm development. By Friday the 18th its very weak tho' extended across the NPAC to the west coast. Hinting of a long term quite period.

Currently, we have a nice sized high surf advsry level 15 second NW reaching heights of solid 8' or triple overhead for Pipe and Sunset. Winds are NE sideshore but hey its got power. The source of Saturday's peaking event was a broad gale near the Kurils last Sunday moving east making for 28' seas. This swell will drop a lot to about 3-4' maybe 5' Sunday morning.

Next: A Low pops on the charts Friday 4/11 near the Kurils Is again but this ones smaller and farther away (2200 miles). Winds are stronger but wont make up for the afore mentioned factors. She'll build Wed nite the 16th peaking 5-7' Thursday from the WNW.

Last: The Jet goes zonal mid April with quick eastbound Lows bring short lived smaller spring like/small NNW surf next Saturday. Keep you posted. Better shot of NW possible on Thursday the 24th.

Long range models love to fantasize. Meaning they run 'hot' making promises they can't always keep.

(See HERE)

SPAC: The Jet is weak and zonal or west to east from Sat to Wed. the 16th when a weak NE flow shows esp by Friday-Sunday. The main push for swell will move out of our window. 

Currently: Distant past sources make for background 14 seconds with just 1' swell...this leads to 2' surf for most spots thru next weekend. Below average.

Next: If long range outlook stands the test of time we'll get a 2' SSW Thursday the 24th from a marginal NE bound Low Thursday the 17th.

Last: Friday the 18th shows a large Low far south of Tahiti ramping to 35' seas by Saturday as it tracks ENE out of our window; maybe some long period 2-3' sideband SSE surf Saturday the 26th.

East Shores:

The Windward side see’s small 2' ENE wind swell at 8 seconds ramping to 2-4' this weekend esp Sunday into Monday the 14th from increasing trades from the building strong High. Chance of high surf advsy surf. Model hint of Trade fetch weakening Tuesday thus a weakeing windwave swell esp by Wednesday. Typical spring.

FETCH: Often called the fetch length, is a term for the length of water or distance over which a given wind direction has blown. Fetch length along with the wind speed (or strength) determines the size of waves produced. The longer the fetch length and the faster the wind speed, the larger and stronger the wave will be and vice versa.
CAPTURED or FOLLOWING FETCH: Not only does the fetch length determine the power and energy of the wave. Additionally, if the winds/fetch are blowing in the same direction as during the wave's or storm's lifetime, the wave will in turn be even stronger. The fetch is related to the orbit of the wave and track of the storm.The longer the wind drags along the sea the more energy the wave will have. This can be seen not just in vertical height measurement but in wave period (the measurement of waves through time).
WAVES PERIOD:Time, in seconds, between the passage of consecutive wave crests past a fixed point. In general the longer the period the bigger the wave. Windswell or 'close interval' swells are under 10 seconds. Big 'ground swells' are 17-20+ seconds (note: a 20+ second swell needs storm force 50+kt winds blowing over a 1500 mile fetch to be fully developed' into 20-25' beasts; these 20 second waves can be felt 1000 feet down!). This is why they jack so much more, pulling large amounts of H2O off the outer reefs.

More generic marine definitions click this link  http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/pages/marinedef.php

....All surf height observations and forecasts are for the full face surf height, from the trough to the crest of the wave.

Advisory and Warning Criteria
LocationAdvisoryWarning
North-Facing Shores 15 Feet (8') 25 Feet
West-Facing Shores - Big Island 8 Feet (4'+) 12 Feet
West-Facing Shores - Remaining Islands 12 Feet (7') 20 Feet
South-Facing Shores 8 Feet (4'+) 15 Feet
East-Facing Shores 8 Feet (4'+) 15 Feet
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