Friday, May 27, 2016

5 27 16 morning call

Double Lahaina session for me yesterday, the morning one beating the afternoon post work one by far. It's hard to surf the same break with onshore conditions when in the morning you had it pristine. I quickly took the photo below at Oluwalu to show the clean conditions around 8. The start of the swell was probably the best part of it.

3am significan buoy readings.

0.5ft @ 12s from 283° (WNW)
0.5ft @ 18s from 266° (W)

3.2ft @ 7s from 75° (ENE)

1.7ft @ 18s from 213° (SW)
1.5ft @ 13s from 195° (SSW)

1.7ft @ 17s from 217° (SW)
1.3ft @ 12s from 189° (S)

A hint of energy from the west at the Waimea buoy, but from that direction we shouldn't get anything. Pauwela only has marginal windswell, so Hookipa will be mostly flat today.
Lanai and Barbers reading long period energy from the SW and shorter period smaller size from the south. That's the reflection of the wind map of 7 days ago (20th) below that shows the two generating fetches. I'd rather have only one swell in the water, but the second smaller one might add a bit of consistency. I'm going Lahaina side again and I work in the afternoon, expect reports later in the morning.
Easterly wind at noon.

North Pacific only offering a weak windswell fetch.

South Pacific hanging in there with a couple of fetches to keep the flatness at bay.

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