Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday 5 26 17 morning call

Lahaina surf session and early Hookipa windsurf session for me yesterday.

You can tell it's low tide.

Hold that reef.

There were some occasional leftover overhead waves at Hookipa, but mostly it was shoulder to head high. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this gallery.

Significant buoy readings 4am
South shore

1.6ft @ 17s from 149° (SE)
1.5ft @ 12s from 152° (SSE)

1.6ft @ 17s from 211° (SW)
1.4ft @ 12s from 178° (S)
1.5ft @ 17s from 183° (S)
1.2ft @ 13s from 175° (S)

All the outer buoys show similar readings. The (declining) 12-13s energy belongs to the swell that had blessed us the whole week, the 17s one is the new "big" one. I've been putting "big" in quotes, because despite being the biggest so far this season, I don't think this swell is going to be particularly big at all. I wasn't impressed by what the Samoa buoy registered, at least at the beginning. Unfortunately, I forgot to save those readings, so you'll have to trust me on that.
In the meantime, the Lahaina cam is showing some beautiful long lines, so there's waves that's for sure.

North shore
4.2ft @ 8s from 12° (NNE)
1ft @ 12s from 351° (N)

What you read is what is in the water. Not much changes expected on the north shore, if not a slow decline in the windswell, since the generating fetch has become gradually smaller/weaker.

Wind map at 2pm shows some light trades on the north shore. Unfortunately this model is not being particularly accurate around the Thousand Peaks area, which is on the most difficult to predict. I'm still missing the MC2km maps, to be honest.

North Pacific maps only show a very weak northerly windswell fetch.

South Pacific maps show some strong storm activities, but not much of those winds are oriented towards us.

Morning sky looks totally clear again (yesterday was ridiculously beautiful and sunny).

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