Saturday, June 04, 2016

6 4 16 morning call

I surfed Hookipa in the morning and that was it for me yesterday. Kinda fun, but pretty gutless short period waves. Much better than flat, though.

Didn't take photos, so the one below is from that really good session on May 31st.

4am significant buoy readings:
2.2ft @ 10s from 338° (NNW)

2.5ft @ 8s from 26° (NNE)

1.1ft @ 15s from 217° (SW)
1ft @ 12s from 183° (S)
Very northerly small energy at the Pauwela buoy, with a slightly higher period one at the North buoy that will hopefully show up locally too.
Lanai reflects what the fetches generated 7/8 days ago. Below is the map of Saturday May 28 and that one foot 15s from 217, obviously comes from that fetch in the Tasman Sea. The one east of New Zealand, probably only sent a swell that is missing us to the east.
Sketchy low tide at 8.33am on the Lahaina side, because of which I booked a lesson at 5.45am... I car about the skin of my students. Gonna be only us in the water, and I will try to post a report before and after it.

North Pacific map shows a too small/distant/weak NW fetch and a closer N windswell one to keep Hookipa from going totally flat.

After a completely windless morning, at noon the HRW model calls for light winds as in the map below.

After two days of strong but America's oriented fetches, today the South Pacific map doesn't look too good for us. The only fetches oriented our way in fact, are either weak or small. Gonna get better again soon, so just a bit of a lull in next week's swell. Surfline calling for continuous energy instead, I guess the WW3 model has more faith than me into the angular spreading.

Notice also the complete lack of fetches in the tasman sea. A strong high pressure is sitting right on top of New Zealand and that is not good news for the contest. The first days of the window (that starts today!) might see some waves (they like to get rid of round 1 quickly), but after that I see a week of nothingness. Fortunately they got more time than that.
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