Saturday, November 21, 2015

11 21 15 morning call

Photo below is by Fish Bowl Diaries and shows Maui shaper Sean Ordonez doing a move he was famous for (at least in my world).
When I moved to Maui on 2001, it was one of my favorite things to watch (done by him or Robby Naish). It still is.

Buoys 6am
7.4ft @ 9s from 35° (NE)

4ft @ 11s from 347° (NNW)           
3.5ft @ 9s from 8° (N)
1.2ft @ 5s from 44° (NE)

6.1ft @ 10s from 75° (ENE)
3.6ft @ 8s from 76° (ENE)
3.8ft @ 8s from 152° (SSE)
2.2ft @ 6s from 146° (SE)
1.8ft @ 13s from 190° (S)
1.6ft @ 11s from 229° (SW)

The only buoy that still register some energy from the NNW swell is the Waimea one and that's a good thing if they want to finish the contest today. Just like yesterday, the wind will be absolutely ideal for surfing on the north shore, as the MC2km map at noon shows below. Those lefts at Haleiwa looked really fun to me. Everything looks epic when you're injured.

Pauwela only shows windswell, but those 6f 10s will be enough for the Surf Bash contest organized by Hi-Tech that will take place today at Pavillions. Plus, if Waimea reads 4ft @ 11s from 347, do you think there's no evergy at all from that swell? Waimea is a very sensitive buoy, plus it doesn't get hit by the windswell as much as Pauwela and that's why it shows the NNW energy. But sure there's something left also in the Maui waters.

Very minimal energy on the south shore.

Wind map shows a small distant fetch in the NW corner and a big distant one down south. Neither one will do much for Maui. The first one would if it would move towards us, but it's forecasted to move NE up behind the Kuril islands.

Today is the start of the waiting period for the WSL women's contest at Honolua Bay. Not a chance they'll start it today.
They only have to run 27 heats and they have two weeks (till Dec 5th!). First week will see no action, IMO.
Below is the map forecasted to happen on the 26th (big swell around the 30th/1st), for example.

And then there's this other one forecasted for the 29th (swell on the 3rd).
Now we know how unreliable those long term forecasts are, but again the life of this contest's direction is pretty damn easy.

There we go, this is taken from the Honolua contest's live website. Flat as a lake. Forget about it and if you want to watch a live surf contest, go to Hookipa. That's where most of the girls will be practicing anyway.

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