Wednesday, October 29, 2014

10 29 14 morning call

4am main swell buoy readings:
Maui north shore
3.4ft @ 8s from 76° (ENE)
2.8ft @ 5s from 63° (ENE)
1.6ft @ 12s from 359° (N)

West lanai
1.7ft @ 15s from 199° (SSW)
1.2ft @ 12s from 190° (S)

Today is the first day of the Aloha Classic, here's my outlook for the event.
Plenty wind throughout the whole period (and that's a really good thing, since they have a stupid number of heats to run), the not so exciting part will be the waves.
Never really flat, but never epic either.

The priority is to run the AWT pro division as soon as possible, so that they will have the names that will join the PWA group and start that.
Below is the Surfline forecast that seems to be done just for that.

As you can see, wave wise, the best days will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with Wednesday afternoon and Sunday morning with some potential. I think they need two days for the AWT pro and two days for the PWA, so those could be squeezed just in there.
Next week (below) doesn't look too bad either.

Fun size (4f 15s) NW swell slotted for Tuesday/Wednesday and after that the wind will get pretty strong and that will create a serious windswell (purple swell topping at 10f 8s on Thursday).
For the Hookipa (and mine) standards, that is considered poor (excellent would be 6f NW swell and light wind), but still plenty ramps to play with. I bet jumps will count too for most of the contest.

Don't forget the small SSW swell on the south shore, have fun in the sun everyone!

1 comment:

Robin said...

Thanks GP! Your local knowledge of the spot and the weather patterns is just the icing on the cake (Aloha Classic). Will be exiting to watch from the Netherlands.