Monday, November 17, 2014

11 17 14 morning call

4am main swell buoy readings:

8.7ft @ 14s from 343° (NNW)
5.4ft @ 10s from 339° (NNW)

3.4ft @ 7s from 345° (NNW)
3.2ft @ 9s from 334° (NNW)
2.2ft @ 11s from 332° (NNW)
2ft @ 12s from 333° (NNW)

Maui north shore
5.2ft @ 9s from 342° (NNW)
1.3ft @ 3s from 53° (ENE)
New swell on the way as the graph of the NW buoy clearly shows below.

You wonder how long it takes from that buoy to Maui? Here's an article on surfline that answers that for Oahu. For Maui, you have to add another 100 nautical miles, which, in the case of the example of a 14s swell from 300 means 5 more hours for a total of 17h. But this one is from 343, so my guess is an approximate 12h and that means that its going to have a steep climb around noon.

Below is the wind map of maui county @ 2km at noon, which seems almost sailable. Should get better later, but today I work at 2pm, so forgive me if I focus on a possible windsurf session before work.

The wind is still from a more onshore direction than normal though, as the world wind map shows below, so we'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, the wind sensor at Hookipa reads 0 at 6am, so don't forget the down patrol surf session. 5.2ft @ 9s from 342° (NNW)  can be fun!
Have fun in the sun everyone!

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