Thursday, November 17, 2016

11 17 16 morning call

Double session for me yesterday, (from now on, my default sessions are surfing ones, unless I specify windsurfing or SUP).

Once again the strong easterly winds made for challenging conditions for the more skilled windsurfers at Hookipa. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this gallery.

5am significant buoy readings
4.2ft @ 11s from 2° (N)

3.4ft @ 13s from 335° (NNW)

Hanalei (Waimea is offline)
3.4ft @ 14s from 346° (NNW)

5.5ft @ 9s from 71° (ENE)           
4.4ft @ 6s from 63° (ENE)
3.1ft @ 14s from 344° (NNW)
2.4ft @ 11s from 357° (N)

Similar sizes to yesterday, but a little more northerly and with a downward trend. Tomorrow a much bigger swell will hit, I hope you guys remember the fetch that generated it (if not, scroll down and check the current wind map of the 11 15 call). For Maui, Surfline calls for 6f 15s at 8am and 8f 15s at 2pm from 338.
That's when they'll probably resume the contest at Haleiwa, that should be called off also today.

Current wind map shows a new fetch in the NW corner, an older one (the one responsible for tomorrow's swell that I was just referring to) that now moved in northerly position, and that Tasman sea one that now moved half way across New Zealand.
The respective times to arrive to Hawaii for the waves generated in today's fetches are: 3-4 days, 2-3 days and 6-8 days.

NAM3km map at noon shows trades from a less easterly direction. That means they're going to be less strong and gusty.

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