Wednesday, December 31, 2014

12 31 14 morning call

5am main swell buoy readings:

11.2ft @ 10s from 331° (NNW)

Maui north shore (indicative of what's in the water on Maui's north shore)
    8.8ft @ 12s from 319° (NW)
5.7ft @ 9s from 331° (NNW)
4.9ft @ 8s from 322° (NW)

West lanai Maui north shore (indicative of what's in the water on Maui's south shore)
5.7ft @ 7s from 292° (WNW)
3.6ft @ 11s from 296° (WNW)

I hope you guys scored yesterday morning's pristine surfing conditions, because today it's going to be quite a different story.
The front has passed over Maui during the night and this is its position at 5.30am

Consequently, the wind is now blowing from a NW direction, like the picture below shows. I circled the fetch of N to NW winds that will keep the surf up until a longer period swell arrives over the weekend.

Below is the iWindsurf wind readings at 6.32am. From that and from the readings at the Maui buoy (and from the wind map above too), you can easily guess that Hookipa is not going to be the place where to surf today, since it's going to be extremely stormy.
You can also easily guess where it's going to be good, but that I leave to you.

Glad some windsurfers had fun at Lanes with the Kona wind yesterday, I'm not going to post any wind forecast for today because it's going to be light NW all day and that means no windsurfing.

Have fun in the sun everyone!

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