Sunday, January 25, 2015

1 25 15 morning call

In half an hour is going to be 24h that I didn't get in the water... believe it or not, that feels extremely good!
This Saturday afternoon/sunday morning rest was planned since a week and it's going wonderful.
Sorry about the late post this morning, it was part of the plan.

Still, there's plenty waves to catch if you have any energies left in you.

Let's start old school with the buoy readings at 7am.
10.1ft @ 15s from 296° (WNW)

8.8ft @ 14s from 305° (WNW)

3.7ft @ 14s from 288° (WNW)

7.9ft @ 14s from 318° (NW)
4.4ft @ 8s from 348° (NNW)
2ft @ 10s from 316° (NW) 
1.7ft @ 7s from 21° (NNE)

I don't need to comment, do I?
There's waves, the WNW swell is holding pretty good. Remember the past posts all those fetches I circled on the wind map? That's where these waves come from. Nothing magic, it's "JUST" the friction of the wind on the surface of the ocean that generates them...
Just like the one I circled on today's wind map below.
Here's the Hawaii closeup that shows the wind direction right now. That is clearly way more onshore than usual. Important detail: that map only shows the dominant wind direction offshore Maui. Once the wind hits the mountains, it literally hugs them and that is not shown. The Maui County @ 2Km map was great for that, but unfortunately it seems we've lost it...
The two models at the bottom of the page of Windguru show the following directions for the wind at 3pm: 62 and 36. Completely different intensity too.
Whatever it will be, my guess is that if you want to do something in the water, the west side is clearly the call. The north shore is gonna be a mess for a couple of more days while the wind gradually turns more easterly before... yeah, disappearing again!
Here's a weekly winguru table that gets me quite excited.

Have fun in the sun (if you can find some) everyone!

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