Sunday, October 19, 2014

10 19 14 morning call

4am main swell buoy readings:

5.3ft @ 17s from 334° (NNW)
3.7ft @ 6s from 60° (ENE)
3.3ft @ 9s from 359° (N)
2.7ft @ 7s from 36° (NE)

Waimea bay
5.5ft @ 17s from 331° (NNW)
2.4ft @ 9s from 333° (NNW)
2.2ft @ 11s from 7° (N)

Maui north shore
3.5ft @ 6s from 83° (E)           
3.4ft @ 18s from 336° (NNW)
3.2ft @ 9s from 357° (N)
2.2ft @ 11s from 7° (N)

West lanai
4.6ft @ 7s from 203° (SSW)
1.4ft @ 18s from 296° (WNW)
1.1ft @ 11s from 223° (SW)
0.9ft @ 13s from 222° (SW)

easy call this morning. I'm definitely not interested in chasing elusive hurricane swells, specially when they show only 4.6ft @ 7s and specially when there's a solid new NNW swell in the water and on the rise.
3.4f in Maui while Wailea is already 5.5f means that the swell is going to grow pretty fast and by the time the sun is out it might already be a bit too big for my tastes at Hookipa (expect a photo/report) soon.
In which case, all the other "secondary" spots will be the call. Paia bay, Tavares, Kanaha, just to name a few.

Below is the wind map of this morning. Notice how Ana is already SW of Kauai (lots of rain there) and the strong high pressure cell to the north of us.
Notice also how the wind is hitting Maui from a ESE direction and that could make for no wind to light sideoff on the north shore. At least at dawn. I'm not even going to try to predict what it's going to do in the afternoon with a sky so full of clouds like the one we'll have today.

Have fun thinking about the sun everyone.

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