Friday, April 28, 2017

4 28 17 morning call

I got back on Maui yesterday afternoon and, despite a nice south swell, didn't manage to go surf, so I don't have a photo of the day. Here's one from Macaroni's, but the whole report is just below this call, if you want to have a read.

6am significant buoy readings
North shore
6.7ft @ 7s from 351° (N)           
4.6ft @ 10s from 341° (NNW)
3.7ft @ 11s from 294° (WNW)
3.2ft @ 8s from 80° (E)           
2.3ft @ 11s from 330° (NW)
Small readings at Pauwela, but probably very clean conditions with the Hookipa sensor reading 6 (4-8)mph from SSE at 7am. Probably chest to occasionally head high I might go have a look and post a beach report before heading south. Slightly bigger numbers at the NW buoy, it should make for a possible increase tomorrow.

South shore
2.3ft @ 13s from 196° (SSW)
2.1ft @ 18s from 200° (SSW)
Lovely long period readings at the Lanai buoy, as the graph below shows there's two components at 13 and 18 seconds respectively. The long period one picked up yesterday afternoon (how's my timing?).
Didn't have to wait at all to catch this head high set at the webcam in the Lahaina. Check it yourself to see the consistency.
And it will be pumping for at least the next three days, as the Surfline forecast below shows. That's link n.14 og GP's list (click on the offshore swell tab).
That will make for great conditions for the State Championships that start today at the Ala Moana bowls in Oahu. Heat draws are below, plenty Maui kids in them.

Here's a nice set at the Ala Moana webcam on Surfline.

Current wind map shows:
1) a moderate but close by N fetch that is responsible for the 4.6ft @ 10s from 341° (NNW) reading at the NW buoy. This swell should pick up during the weekend.
2) windswell fetch
3) a small southerly fetch

Some clouds associated with the tail of the weak front that brought yesterday's rain.

I know it's been windy while I was away, but the Windguru table shows a lovely lack of wind for the next 10 days that will make for some great surfing conditions. Notice the heavy rain on Sunday.

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