Thursday, October 22, 2015

10 22 morning call


Very small waves on the south shore yesterday, while Hookipa came up to a fun head high size.

I'm trying to please both genders of readers with this combo below. The guy on the right shows unmatchable color coordination skills, specially after you notice the yellow strip on the speedos.


4.4ft @ 9s from 78° (ENE)           
4.4ft @ 12s from 333° (NNW)
Hookipa might be even occasionally overhead this morning but the peak of the swell at the NW buoy below happened mid day yesterday so expect the Maui peak sometimes in the morning. Sunset should be smaller than sunrise.

3.8ft @ 13s from 292° (WNW)
1.6ft @ 11s from 300° (WNW)
1.4ft @ 22s from 201° (SSW)
1.4ft @ 18s from 185° (S)
Interesting WNW reading at the Barbers buoy. That is coming from Thypoon Champi off Japan and, as usual from that direction, it's not gonna do much in Maui.
But the two long period readings will.
Uncle Pat was saying how in his opinion the Wave Watch 3 model (which is pretty much what every surf forecast website uses) overestimated the size of this swell.

Let's have a look at the fetches that generated it on Oct 14 and 15


They're strong, but not exactly aiming towards Hawaii. We're getting the angular spreading of a swell that is travelling to our east and that usually translates into long waits. A first look at the Lahaina webcam at sunrise this morning seems to confirm that.
Worth a check later though.
I'm tired of cutting and copying the windguru wind prediction, so if you guys like that, you go check it there. I don't particularly like them anyway.
I'd rather use the NON UPDATED MC2km maps instead, but I would recommend you guys check meteo link n.17 later to see if the oct 22 update is available (date is on the top right corner).
This is the 1pm NON UPDATED map and it shows light trades. Too light to sail.

That seems to be confirmed by the wind map that shows light winds over the islands and a couple of fetches NW and S.

I'll have a look at Hookipa first, expect a report soon.

1 comment:

tbuckee said...

I shouldn't speak for women, but I don't think you tried hard enough to find male model comparable to the photo on the left.