Wednesday, December 17, 2014

12 17 14 morning call

6am main swell buoy readings:

Maui north shore (indicative of what's in the water on Maui's north shore)
5.9ft @ 8s from 58° (ENE)
3.3ft @ 11s from 358° (N)
2.5ft @ 13s from 352° (N)
2ft @ 15s from 340° (NNW)

West lanai Maui north shore (indicative of what's in the water on Maui's south shore)
1.7ft @ 13s from 197° (SSW)
1.5ft @ 5s from 173° (S)
1.4ft @ 9s from 191° (SSW)

Late call this morning, my body decided it needed some rest and I slept in.
The big news is the lack of strong wind in the morning. The trades turned more easterly, as a result of that high moving to the east a bit more. As you can see, there's another high right behind it, so the trades are going to be back to a more usual direction and pretty strong again on Thursday.

But this morning should be fairly calm until the usual land warming will suck the wind line closer and closer to the coast.
Below is the 2km map for pm and as you can see, at one point it will be sailable/kiteable all the way down the coast.

With the mix of swells (and their relative sizes) indicated by the maui buoy, Hookipa will see the most surfing action today.
I surfed south yesterday. The Lanai buoy was reading 1.9f 13s (finally the south swell was picked up by it because the NW swell went down) and it was chest high in the sets, but the sets were really far apart (10-15 minutes).
Now it's reading 1.7f and it's 7.30am, so you can actually watch the webcams and decide for yourself if it's worth driving.

I'll post a photo from Hookipa in a bit.

Have fun in the sun everyone!

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