Sunday, October 11, 2015

10 11 15 morning call




Beautiful conditions in the morning on the south shore yesterday. In the afternoon the NNW swell picked up and this is how Hookipa looked at sunset: some head and a half sets and quite unclean. Glad I surfed much smaller waves somewhere else.

Buoys 4am
5.6ft @ 12s from 347° (NNW)
4.5ft @ 10s from 355° (N)
2.8ft @ 17s from 179° (S)

5.4ft @ 12s from 337° (NNW)
2.2ft @ 9s from 351° (N)
1.9ft @ 6s from 79° (ENE)

2.2ft @ 9s from 256° (WSW)
1.9ft @ 16s from 184° (S)
1.9ft @ 11s from 290° (WNW)
1.8ft @ 13s from 256° (WSW)
5.4f 12s on the north shore or 1.9f 16s on the south shore?
It's good to have a choice, isn't it.

Here's how quick the NNW swell picked up yesterday due to the proximity of the fetch (I circled in red the rise of the blue line). Let me remind you that if you check the buoys on the NOAA site, all you read is the black line, which is the sum of the energies of all the swells in the water. In other words, totally deceiving.
So the NNW peaked overnight, as uncle Pat said, and it's slightly going down with the period (and consequently the size). Still plenty waves all day though. Check the NW buoy graph for that.
Windsurfing didn't happen at Hookipa (no sun out) and it doesn't look good today either on the two models on the winduguru page. But, once again, if the MC2k page is updated, that's the most reliable wind forecast. If it's not updated (it has to have today's date from the very first map), it's pretty much useless.
Still a NNW fetch, that means that the current swell will stick around all week, with an actual small reinforcement on Wednesday.

PS. Fortunately I waited until I could see the waves on the Lahaina cam and there's a bad wind on it. Report from Hookipa coming up soon.

PPS. I got a new car and yesterday I did a little customization on my door.
That's the photo of Tom Curren where I took it from.

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