Friday, November 14, 2014

4am main swell buoy readings:

NW Hawaii
9.2ft @ 12s from 328° (NW)

7.7ft @ 13s from 337° (NNW)
2.4ft @ 10s from 333° (NNW)

Maui north shore
5.9ft @ 14s from 333° (NNW)
3.5ft @ 10s from 343° (NNW)

Two relevant things to point out today.
The swell is going to have a bump back up in size. That is shown in the picture below showing the NW buoy graph (from surfline link n.11 on the right).
Notice that the size went up, but not the period. Notice also the start of a second bump in the wee hours of today.

This is the Maui buoy graph instead showing the first bump hitting once again in the wee hours.

The other very important thing is the fact that the wind will be blowing Kona. Pretty much almost all waves on the north shore like that (as long as it's not too strong), there might be some barrels on offer. Good luck with that!
I clicked on maui's north shore and the map says 18km/h, which is 11m/h and that's what's blowing right now. I love that website (links n.2 and n.4 of the list to the right)
It shouldn't be enough for sailing, but unfortunately maui county @ 2km (link n.17) has not updated their map, so we can't be really sure.

Have fun in the sun everyone!
PS. Alternative definition of wee hours from the time spent in your life peeing

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