Saturday, October 15, 2016

10 15 16 morning call

Sessions report: a wave a Middles early morning (just to confirm that the 2 that I scored it was correct, and it was) and then a lovely windsurfing session mid morning.

Here's how the waves looked later on at Hookipa in this photo from this gallery from Jimmie Hepp.

Significant buoy readings 4am
1.3ft @ 13s from 236° (WSW)
Not sure if that's the wrap or not, but it's nothing to be excited anyway. As usual, check the webcam and you'll know what's on the Lahaina side.

5.2ft @ 10s from 343° (NNW)

7.2ft @ 12s from 332° (NNW)
4.4ft @ 12s from 327° (NW)

4.3ft @ 8s from 79° (ENE)
4ft @ 12s from 329° (NW)

Everything as expected at the northerly buoys. All slowly trending down, but the N one, which is the one most exposed to the angular spreading of the westerly bound energy generated by the zonal fetch we observed on the wind map in the last few days.
So more overhead waves blown out by the strong trades is what is on tap for today at Hookipa (Steve Cooney surf contest at Pavils starts at 7am).
Unfortunately this trend is not going to stop any time soon. The Windguru table below shows a hell lot of ugly wind for the next weekend. Let's hope that changes.
Current wind map shows a small and not well oriented piece of fetch in the NW corner (zonal air circulation continues) and a tiny one down south. Overall, a pretty poor map from the wave generation point of view.

MC2km map at noon shows trades in the usual 15-20 knots, which can become a lot stronger if the sun is out.

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