Saturday, September 24, 2016

9 24 16 morning call

Just one (gorgeous) early morning session in Lahaina for me yesterday, as I hit the bottom of the energy level.
Hookipa looked kinda fun for windsurfing at lunch time, but even though I did have an hour before work, I couldn't pull it off.
This is the biggest wave I've seen in Jimmie Hepp's gallery on facebook.

Significant buoy readings 5am:
3.2ft @ 11s from 330° (NW)

1.7ft @ 11s from 325° (NW)

4.7ft @ 8s from 79° (ENE)           
1.4ft @ 12s from 328° (NW)

If that 3f reading at the NW buoy is not a glitch, we might see a little bump compared to yesterday at Hookipa. But I wouldn't expect nothing much bigger than the occasional head high set.

2.3ft @ 15s from 204° (SSW)

W Hawaii
2.2ft @ 14s from 170° (S)

SE Hawaii
3.3ft @ 14s from 145° (SE)

Still good numbers at the buoys for this lovely south swell. Surfing the Lahaina side is still definitely an option today. Check the webcam for wind and size visual indications.

Wind map shows:
- the weak NW fetch responsible for the steady supply of small waves on the north shore until at least Wednesday. It got a little closer, which is good from the energy dissipation point of view, but its winds are still pretty light, so don't expect anything huge.
- the windswell fetch
- a fetch down south that is shooting east of us
- an intense cyclone south of Japan that is going to move west and don't do anything for us (that's why I didn't circle it)

MC2km map at noon shows plenty wind for wind related sports on the north shore.

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