Thursday, November 20, 2014

11 20 morning call

4am main swell buoy readings:

Maui north shore (indicative of what's in the water on Maui's north shore)
7.2ft @ 8s from 69° (ENE)
2.7ft @ 13s from 332° (NNW)
1.9ft @ 4s from 76° (ENE)

West lanai Maui north shore (indicative of what's in the water on Maui's south shore)
1.5ft @ 14s from 218° (SW)
1.1ft @ 8s from 179° (S)
0.8ft @ 5s from 174° (S)
Another strong easterly gusty wind day, but with a tad of NNW swell. That's almost more frustrating actually because you see how a lovely groundswell can be annihilated by 7f of windswell travelling across it, but it's definitely better than nothing.

Hang in there guys, Sunday and Monday should be two very good days of surfing thanks to a NW swell that surfline is calling 7-8f 14s and no wind. That swell will be courtesy of the fetch that I circled in red in today's wind map. As you can see, it's long, wide and it has been there for quite a few days (check yesterday's weather map in yesterday's morning call), all things that contribute to the grow of the seas.
If the wind was stronger and the fetch captured (a fetch that moves in the same direction of the swell it generates and keeps building the same seas), we would have a giant swell... but fortunately (I don't surf Jaws) we won't!

Have fun in the sun everyone! Whenever it comes out between squalls of this pretty ugly strong trades weather!

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