Wednesday, May 11, 2016

5 11 16 morning call

I didn't surf yesterday and didn't take any photos, so here's another one from the day before at the bay.

Significant buoy readings 7am
3.7ft @ 10s from 353° (N)
3.4ft @ 8s from 46° (NE)

4.9ft @ 9s            
4.1ft @ 6s from 20° (NNE)

1.3ft @ 13s from 185° (S)          
0.9ft @ 18s from 209° (SSW)

No sign at the buoys of that small NW swell (2.7f 12s from 322) Surfline was calling for today, and even if it was here, with the horrible status in which the ocean is on the north shore these days, it would have been a bit of a waste. Somehow they forgot to put a direction for that 5f 9s reading at the Pauwela buoy, but we know it's from the north and that's all you can try to surf on the north shore today.

The prediction for the south shore instead is pretty accurately reflected by the Lanai readings, but there's still not much to be excited about.

Below are what the webcams show: left is Hookipa, right is Lahaina.

Plenty rain on the north shore as the 7.35am radar shows, at least is sunny on the other side! I'll make sure to have a longboard with me... and a beach chair and a good book!

MC2km map at noon shows a wind direction that is still too onshore for wind related sports on the north shore.

Wind map only shows a very weak N fetch, no more than 2-3f 7-8s out of that and a hell lot of chop.

Much better fetches in the south Pacific, but none of them perfect for us. You know that the Tasman sea ones are always a bit of a lottery and the one well east of New Zealand is oriented a bit too east.
Between the two, we should be getting some energy in a week, but small kind.

Christian Pacifico's surfboard shaping workshop is coming up (Monday 16 first day), hurry up signing up because the space is limited.

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