Friday, October 31, 2014

4am main swell buoy readings:
Maui north shore
9.1ft @ 10s from 5° (N)
2.3ft @ 3s from 65° (ENE)
1.9ft @ 13s from 351° (N)
1.5ft @ 15s from 1° (N)

West lanai
1.5ft @ 13s from 199° (SSW)
0.8ft @ 5s from 164° (SSE)
1.5ft @ 9s from 182° (S)
0.7ft @ 16s from 197° (SSW)

Everything went as predicted yesterday at the Aloha Classic.
Congrats Boujmaa for a brilliant win and good luck to the PWA contest that will begin today in very challenging conditions...

South shore still not dead, but I'll try to get onto those 9f 10s from N. Don't expect a photo from Hookipa... there's no need, btw. It's going to be close to unsurfable.

Below is the wind map of today. Notice the huge high pressure cell north of the islands that will keep the trades up for the whole duration of the contest (do those guys know how lucky they were? Yeah, they do... I told them many times already).
Notice also the fetch in the very top left corner that will send us the NW swell on Tuesday that will last quite a few days.
Considering that Sunday there will still be waves from the N (even though on the way down) and that the PWA might need that day too, I'm going to recommend the AWT judge to run the kids on Monday, which seems to be the only day with small waves (yet not flat) of the waiting period.
I predict the Amateurs to start on Tuesday and run for the rest of the week.

Have fun in the sun everyone, I'm off to surfing a very sharky place!

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