Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday 3 16 17 morning call

Gorgeous day in Maui yesterday, the light was absolutely stunning. I was busy all day but managed to squeeze a surf session at sunset. The windsurfers hit Hookipa in the afternoon and here's two photos by Jimmie Hepp from this gallery.

The waves were still nice. Today it should be a lot smaller.

4am significant buoy readings.
South shore
1.2ft @ 14s from 195° (SSW)
Lahaina side yesterday was knee to thigh high with occasional waist high sets. This low long period swell is still there. Check the webcams.

North shore
2.8ft @ 9s from 10° (N)
2.1ft @ 11s from 2° (N)
No point to look at the other buoys today, there's nothing new coming for the day and they all have similar readings. Tomorrow the northerly energy should increase a bit, but today is minimal. There's no wind at my house and I can barely hear a set breaking here and there. I would recommend to bring a longboard if you're a dawn patroller. Otherwise, just wait for my beach report and you'll know better.

I better don't get used to finding the MC2km map already updated so early in the morning, but I am sure enjoying it. This is the 7am map that shows perfect light offshore conditions, confirmed by a 5mph from SSE reading at Hookipa at 5.20am.

Later in the morning, conditions will deteriorate because of an onshore flow. This is the noon map. No sailing today.

Seriously, how nice has the weather been this week?

Current wind map shows:
1) decent WNW fetch. Related swell forecasted by Surfline to pick up on Sunday and reach 5f 14s from 303 on Monday.
2-3) remote and close-by northerly fetches that are generating mid period energy

A friend of mine forgot his board on the Lanes lookout together with fins, leash and wetsuit top. He's willing to give a fat reward of $400 for the whole package, if you happened to collect it. The irony is that it was a JS "Forget me not".

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