Saturday, September 05, 2015

5 9 15 morning call

The place to be was the south shore yesterday and I managed to only have a short session at sunset.
Nice long period waves.

Below are the wind maps from August 29, 30 and 31 to illustrate how the fetch evolved. There's two of them actually, the first one is a bit closer and is responsible for the actual pulse, the other one is more south and will be responsible for the weekend swell (lasting well into Monday).


8.6ft @ 13s from 99° (E)
4.5ft @ 9s from 5° (N)

7.5ft @ 14s from 118° (ESE)
4.8ft @ 9s from 92° (E)

4.9ft @ 14s from 94° (E)
4.7ft @ 12s from 91° (E)
3.9ft @ 9s from 82° (E)

3.3ft @ 18s from 184° (S)
1.7ft @ 9s from 242° (WSW)
1.6ft @ 11s from 213° (SW)

3.3f 18s at Barbers. No doubt where to go today for me, even though there's waves everywhere as the NOAA also say:
"Outlook through Friday September 11: all shores will have some surf through at least the holiday weekend. First, the long period swell generated by hurricane Jimena, currently far east of the islands, will continue to affect the islands through early next week resulting in warning level surf for the east facing shores. Then, several long period pulses from the south will continue to into early next week as well, and maintain the advisory level surf along south facing shores. The north facing shores will have a small northwest swell from Ignacio, while the west facing shores will have a small swell from typhoon Kilo over the weekend. "
Windguru shows light wind for a while.

Wind map shows the three hurricane fetches. The Jimena one is the closest and will keep surf up on the east shores.
Here's a set in lahaina.

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