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npure2001



Joined: 15 Mar 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:40 am    Post subject: Maui Wind Reply with quote

It seems a cutoff low is parked 1000 miles North of the islands. This has greatly diminished wind quality for the last few (2-6) months by blocking and/or veering the trades to be SE. Winds even in the summer seemed atypical this year. Has anybody else noticed this as well? Is this normal for Maui? It seems 10 years ago the North Shore was always on for weeks and months without missing a single day.
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starik333



Joined: 19 Aug 2000
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Location: Philly

PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got back from Maui. It was my worst ever trip to Maui - I was able to sail only 5 days out 3 weeks. Sucks!
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dabull1



Joined: 19 Mar 1997
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

starik333 wrote:
I just got back from Maui. It was my worst ever trip to Maui - I was able to sail only 5 days out 3 weeks. Sucks!
SO what's the vibe at Kanaha? Bull
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stevenbard



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dabull1 wrote:
starik333 wrote:
I just got back from Maui. It was my worst ever trip to Maui - I was able to sail only 5 days out 3 weeks. Sucks!
SO what's the vibe at Kanaha? Bull


Bull, it's not rockin if your not there!

I agree with the OP. Same on the west coast. Not much high pressure in season, and no powerful lows pushing fronts through now. It has been weak throughout the Pacific.

It is my observation that when the wind goes ESE Hookipa can be sailable.
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capetonian



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lack of wind is killing me. Is this a long term weather cycle or a short term blip?
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nw30



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only Al Gore has the answer to that.
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stevenbard



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to regularly use my 3.5 in the early 90's. I haven't been on anything smaller than a 5.0 for 5 years. Change is inevitable.
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coachg



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevenbard wrote:
I used to regularly use my 3.5 in the early 90's. I haven't been on anything smaller than a 5.0 for 5 years. Change is inevitable.


Most people get bigger as they age Embarassed

Just sayin'

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cptn_picard



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From a scientific perspective, there is significant suggestion that we will be shifting from a cool [negative] to a warm [positive] phase of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Positive PDO increases wind stress in the Northern Pacific. Keep up hope and give it a few years. A simple graphic may be found at:
http://ffden-2.phys.uaf.edu/645fall2003_web.dir/Jason_Amundson/enso.htm
See Bromirski et al 2011 for a more robust discussion of wind stress curl changes and consequences for eastern Pacific.
http://iod.ucsd.edu/~peter/
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bwill808



Joined: 09 Sep 2012
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chime ing in I am on Oahu tell the 8th visiting from Oregon. Brought my light wind gear. There hasn't.even been a even remotely sailable day here in a week island wide. So I was going to hop to Maui for a sail because the waves aren'tat on NS . , but the shop put there says there's no wind.untill Maybe monday ?? No wind in Hawaii ?? Looking.for a cheap place to stay if anyone has recommendations incase it blow s to
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