Tuesday, November 18, 2014

11 18 14 morning call

4am main swell buoy readings:

Maui north shore
6.2ft @ 13s from 340° (NNW)           
5.7ft @ 10s from 344° (NNW)
2.9ft @ 6s from 20° (NNE)

West lanai
1.3ft @ 13s from 305° (WNW)           
1.2ft @ 10s from 277° (W)
1.1ft @ 4s from 170° (S)
0.7ft @ 18s from 215° (SW)

Sorry, but I do have to brag about yesterday's call. I wrote that the new swell was going to have a "steep climb around noon" and below is the graph of of the Maui buoy...

Which also tells us that there's still waves to be ridden. Not ideal weather for surfing (with the exception of Honolua Bay, of course), but windsurfers and kiters are going to be stoked all week.
After today, in fact, the waves will remain in the 4 feet range and the trade winds will be blowing pretty strong (particularly tomorrow).
A new bigger NW swell slotted for Sunday, with hopefully a lot less wind, but the week after that looks pretty horrible from the wind point of view. Which, you might want to remember this, in my case means strong wind. Too early to bitch about it now though.

The Lanai buoy is registering 0.7ft @ 18s from 215° (SW) in case you want to get out of the wind and go surf Lahaina.
And in case you're wondering where is that coming from, here's the weather map of 7 days ago.
I circled in red the fetch in the Tasman sea, just east of New Zealand, that generated a big (I'm sure) swell for Fiji. We're just getting the leftovers...

Have fun in the sun everyone!

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