Sunday, January 11, 2015

1 11 15 morning call

Didn't do particularly good calls yesterday (sunset sesh was shit) and didn't see Hookipa not even once all day (that's rare!), so no photos to show.
But I'm gonna use one from the Surf Ontario facebook page to remind myself and all the Maui residents that, no matter how shitty a session can be, we're still so blessed to live here.
Huge respect to all the cold water passionate surfers of the world.

5am main swell buoy readings:

3.2ft @ 9s from 264° (W)           
2.5ft @ 11s from 304° (WNW)

6ft @ 13s from 318° (NW)

Pauwela (indicative of what's in the water on Maui's north shore)    
5.2ft @ 13s from 324° (NW)
3.2ft @ 9s from 32° (NE)
Still 5f 13s, which is an extremely fun size for me at Hookipa, but the swell is going to be declining pretty steadily throughout the day, as the graph of the NW buoy shows below. Looks a bit like the Vesuvio, btw.


The weather map shows a very wide area of low pressures covering most of the north Pacific, while the Hawaiian islands are sitting in an area of pretty much no wind. That's as good as a weather map gets from a surfing point of view.

The wind map below reflects how the air is moving around those lows and highs.

So today is going to be a beautiful day of surfing with pretty much no wind all day. It's a sunday, the call for high crowd advisory is pretty easy... unless some football games that I'm not aware of will happen. Talking of which, I just googled that this year the Superbowl is February 1st. Mark your calendar, surfing is usually uncrowded that day.

Have fun in the sun everyone!

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