Thursday, October 16, 2014

4am main swell buoy readings:

4.9ft @ 8s from 36° (NE)
2.2ft @ 15s from 344° (NNW)

Waimea bay
3.1ft @ 9s from 17° (NNE)           
3ft @ 11s from 355° (N)
1ft @ 3s from 33° (NE)

Maui north shore
5.3ft @ 9s from 45° (NE)           
2ft @ 15s from 11° (NNE)
1.9ft @ 11s from 354° (N)
1.9ft @ 6s from 65° (ENE)

West lanai
2.3ft @ 13s from 202° (SSW)
1ft @ 11s from 191° (SSW)
0.8ft @ 5s from 169° (SSE)
0.7ft @ 6s from 189° (S)

Lots of swells in the water.
A new long period (15) N swell is on its way up. Should reach 4f late afternoon, but it's already 2 at the Maui buoy, where you can also see a 5f 9s windswell from exactly NE.
And Lanai shows a SSW that still hangs in at 2.3f 13s.

In other words, there's plenty options to go surf.
I have a couple of customers hiring me as a surf guide. Appointment is at Minit Stop in Paia at 5.30.
With a new N swell on the rise, I might take them to the bay. At 6.30 I'm guessing less than 10 people in the water. Getting paid to go surf Honolua Bay. I've done worse jobs.

Trade winds will blow depending on the cloud cover.
Below the latest track for Ana.

Have fun in the sun everyone!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the report