Originally Posted by windsongabc
Does anyone have advice on departing at this time. Or have a suggestion. Tried leaving from Panama
first part of Dec. 08 & Got turned back and presently in Costa Rica
I would be very cautious about heading across the Pacific from Costa Rica to Hawaii
at this time, windsong. In 2005, Hurricane
Andrian occurred around May 20. In 2007, Hurricane Barbara occurred around June 2. You do not want to be caught out if another early hurricane occurs this year.
Of course, staying in Costa Rica may not be possible for you. If staying any longer in Costa Rica isn't an option, I think you would be well advised to move south toward Panama, rather than north. If you can wait until after October, at least, or November, even better, the season will have tapered off.
Here's a link to the National Hurricane Center's website giving past hurricane tracks: NHC Archive of Hurricane Seasons
Scroll down to Past Tracks of Tropical Cyclones and click on the button marked 2008 (East Pacific Basin). There you will be able to see the hurricane tracks of every hurricane in the eastern pacific basin since 1949.