Thursday, June 02, 2016

6 2 16 morning call

The sun was out yesterday on the Lahaina side and that allowed the usual mid morning onshores to pick up and deteriorate the conditions for my session number 2.
My early morning session wasn't that good either (very slow and tons of people). Fortunately I had my fix in a late afternoon one at Thousand Peaks, where instead it was blowing offshore like this picture shows.

Not much on the south pacific map of 7 days ago (May 26), most of the energy in the water today will still come from the fetches highlighted in the May 25 map that I posted yesterday and it will have a downward trend.

4am significant buoy readings:
3.9ft @ 7s from 33° (NE)
2.2ft @ 13s from 189° (S)

2.3ft @ 13s from 179° (S)

Watch out the tides this weekend: the new moon tides in June are some of the most extreme. Below are the Lahaina tides, check those lows in the morning, specially the sunday one.

Funky wind at noon, as it has been the case for a few days now. The pattern of no regular direction trades looks like is going to continue.

North Pacific showing a moderate NNW fetch. Nothing to be too excited about.

South Pacific starting to show some strong storm activity, this one may be the first solid south swell of the season. Too bad I'm gonna miss it, but I'm sure not going to complain about it.

There you go, I'm not leaving in the dark this morning (want to surf after the low tide), so here's your two webcams to make a comparison. Hookipa on the left offers nothing, Lahaina on the right will be small, but at least there's something. Check it yourself before going, the links are in the webcam links section of this blog (on the right, scroll down).

PS. I was asked how to watch that heat I mentioned yesterday between Bethany Hamilton and Tyler Wright, here's the link to the summary video. Love those. A bit hard to keep track of who's leading and with what scores (if they would only leave both two top scoring waves always up in the score section in the upper left corner, that would help a lot!) and a bit hard to navigate through the videos pages without finding out who won the heat or the contest (those stupid Congratulations XXX banners), but my brain has learned to filter them out.

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