Saturday, November 29, 2014

11 29 14 morning call

4am main swell buoy readings:

Maui north shore (indicative of what's in the water on Maui's north shore)
6.2ft @ 8s from 65° (ENE)
5.6ft @ 9s from 48° (NE)
5.1ft @ 12s from 341° (NNW)
2.4ft @ 11s from 354° (N)

West lanai Maui north shore (indicative of what's in the water on Maui's south shore)
1.9ft @ 3s from 30° (NNE)
1.4ft @ 13s from 281° (WNW)
1.1ft @ 9s from 191° (SSW)
1ft @ 5s from 162° (SSE)
As the buoy shows, the mix of swells just got even worse! If you want to surf good waves these days, you really need to use your local knowledge to find a place that filters some of that energy out...

I highlighted with an arrow on the wind map below where the air feeding the trade winds is coming from. No wonder it's been cold!
I also circled the fetch of winds generating the NW swell that's gonna hit Monday. It's going to be very west at the beginning (around 305), so Maui will get blocked a lot. We might not see it until later in the week, actually... but in the meantime, there will still be continuous energy from the NNE, so could be worse.

Surfline also calls for a massive NW swell on Dec 10, but I don't see that on the weather maps yet, so we have to wait and see.

Have fun in the sun everyone... if you can find some!

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