Sunday, December 07, 2014

12 7 14 morning call

4am main swell buoy readings:

Maui north shore (indicative of what's in the water on Maui's north shore)
8.5ft @ 13s from 347° (NNW)
3.6ft @ 10s from 355° (N)
1.1ft @ 4s from 70° (ENE)

West lanai Maui north shore (indicative of what's in the water on Maui's south shore)
2.2ft @ 15s from 310° (WNW)
1.5ft @ 13s from 306° (WNW)
0.8ft @ 10s from 293° (WNW)
0.6ft @ 7s from 216° (SW)

Beautiful windless, sunny, big waves morning for all the Hawaii residents!

Buoys are up in the 10f range, below is a snip that shows the progression of the swells between the different buoys. Roughly 12h between NW and Waimea with this period and direction, add 5-6 more for Maui. Which means that at dawn it's going to be 10f also in Maui.
Which means that Hookipa is going to be too big. Which means that you guys will have to get in your car and search for spots that are not hit so straight on. Not an easy task with an unblocked direction like that.
West side totally going off, Honolua will be big and gorgeous, specially in the afternoon when some very light trades will pick up.
What I like about this swell is that the period is not too high and hopefully there won't be too many closeouts where I think I'll surf.

Below is the world wind map. This time I chose a worldwide view, so that I can point out:
1) that beautiful not too strong high sitting right on top of Hawaii that will keep the wind light and the weather very enjoyable for the next few days (I'm definitely pulling the windsurf board out the car).
2) a fetch (F1) that will still keep generating waves from the NW for us (as I said, it's really hard to find a flat day in December in Hawaii)
3) a fetch down south (F2) that will send an out of season south swell (couple of feet) starting next Sunday and lasting the usual 3-4 days.
Make note of it, because I might not mention it again... :)

Have fun in the sun everyone!

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