Wednesday, June 03, 2015

6 3 15 morning call

Guess what: yesterday was yet another fantastic day of surfing on the south shore!

I only have a photo of a small wave from Olowalu to show, so you have to trust me on that.

3.3ft @ 7s from 92° (E)
2.6ft @ 14s from 147° (SE)
2.1ft @ 10s from 320° (NW)

3.7ft @ 8s from 72° (ENE)
2.5ft @ 6s from 67° (ENE)
1.5ft @ 3s from 70° (ENE)
0.6ft @ 15s from 45° (NE)
2.4ft @ 15s from 181° (S)

3.5ft @ 13s from 197° (SSW)

2.5ft @ 14s from 182° (S)

North shore looks like mostly windswell (Hookipa was waist high last night) while the south detecting buoys are all trending down. I'll take 2-3f 14s any day though. So, once again, south is the place to go (unless you don't know how to surf and want to windsurf/kite).
There should be sailable conditions on the north shore, in fact. Interesting short
strong wind episode during tonight according to the generous NAM3 model, with associated precipitation.

Wind maps shows a decent little fetch in the NW corner, that swell will show up in the weekend.
The fetch in the tasman sea is not going to do a hell lot for us, but it will get the comp going with some serious surf.

Let me dig into that and show you the Surfline forecast for those beautiful islands.

They are one day ahead and they only have the 4th and 5th to complete the women.
They need to time it right today, otherwise it's gonna get too big tomorrow: 12f 15s!
I love doing these kind of calls. That's where the name "morning call" comes from.
But I do hope I'm wrong and they're gonna run the finals on Friday instead. That would be extremely cool to watch. We're talking 30-40 feet faces.

BTW, watch out the extreme tides in Maui you guys. I never mention them, because I assume that every surfer knows how to check the tide and does that before planning a session.
But from the phone calls/messages I receive, it definitely seems a little overlooked topic.
AND, most tide watches are completely wrong, that's why I don't own one.
I check the tides at link n.12 and those are 100% accurate. If you have a tide watch, check it against that and if it doesn't match, throw it away.


Anonymous said...

GP - is it possible to watch the Fiji Pro online?

Anonymous said...

Are you serious, you work at a surf shop and you say to throw away the tide watch?
How about just re-setting it to the correct location..
It's not THAT hard!

cammar said...

Anon 1, yes it is. Go to the WSL website.

Anon 2, some tide watches are wrong even with the right location. The freetidetables website is 100% accurate. Somewhere on it there's a way to match the prediction against the real tide that was observed at the Kahului harbor and the two are always exactly the same.
Plus, what I write on this blog has nothing to do with my job.
I think tide watches are useless (even when they are correct), since the tide information is easily available on any smartphone. I'd rather spend that money on a new set of fins.