Friday, September 25, 2015

9 25 15 morning call

I heard of some waves on the south shore yesterday, while the north shore was completely flat.

Let's start where every morning call should start: the buoys.

3.4ft @ 6s from 61° (ENE)
3.3ft @ 8s from 77° (ENE)
0.9ft @ 5s from 67° (ENE)
0.6ft @ 14s from 55° (ENE)
1.9ft @ 7s from 152° (SSE)
1.7ft @ 8s from 162° (SSE)
1.6ft @ 15s from 192° (SSW)
1.2ft @ 10s from 193° (SSW)
Windswell still tiny, I'd rather take 1.6f 15s.
But this morning I'm even more analytical than usual, so here's a bit more for you guys. We'll talk windswell first.

Today's wind map shows a weak fetch down south and a weak NE one very close. There's a little low SE of us that is going to get closer to the islands and will help increase the wind strength.

That little low is actually a fairly big storm.

That means that not only the wind is going to get ugly strong, but also the cloud cover and rain will increase, as shown in the windguru table below.

This map is forecasted for 11am on sunday and you can see where the low moved and how much stronger the NE fetch will be. So Sunday/Monday big messy NE windswell on tap for north and east exposures.

Back to today, I'd rather take 1.6f 15s of south swell I was saying. Let's see where that is coming from. Below is the wind map of 7 days ago (the 18th). The fetch was pretty much straight south of us, but not too big nor strong.
What does 1.6f 15s coming from all the way down there does on our south shore? Inconsistent knee to waist high with very occasional even bigger sets, I'd say. That's also what I'm seeing on the webcam.
Well, you guys have all the info. Happy choosing what to do and where to go.

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