Wednesday, November 26, 2014

11 26 14 morning call

4am main swell buoy readings:

North Hawaii
12.1ft @ 14s

Maui north shore (indicative of what's in the water on Maui's north shore)
6.1ft @ 9s from 358° (N)
4.6ft @ 13s from 325° (NW)
4.1ft @ 11s from 331° (NNW)

West lanai Maui north shore (indicative of what's in the water on Maui's south shore)
2.4ft @ 12s from 275° (W)
1.4ft @ 10s from 292° (WNW)
1.4ft @ 3s from 25° (NNE)
0.6ft @ 4s from 309° (WNW)

Maui's buoy shows a mix of sizes, directions and periods and that is going to be reflected by a disorganized status of the ocean pretty much anywhere on the north shore.
Unless you pick a spot that is somewhere that filters some of that energy out and makes it cleaner. Honolua bay yesterday was a good example of that (much cleaner that I thought, because there was pretty much no active wind on it).

The wind map below shows at least 4 different fetches generating waves for us (I numbered them for you guys) and that means that this pattern will continue in the next few days.

I also want to point out that the north buoy shows some big numbers (12f, 14s). Unfortunately, it doesn't show the direction, but I'm gonna guess that it's somewhere out of the north. We'll have to wait and see for that one.

Trade winds slowly veering back to a more sideshore direction, but with such a cloudy sky, don't expect any epic sailing either.
It's winter in Hawaii and even if sometimes it's not epic, I still love it.

Have fun in the sun everyone! (if it comes out!)

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