Monday, June 05, 2017

Monday 6 5 17 morning call

A longboard session on the south shore and a windfoiling one on the north shore is my yesterday's booty in a day in which was difficult to find waves pretty much everywhere on the island. Gonna be even worse today and the rest of this week.

This lonely surfer in the early morning below should practice the standup exercise that I posted a couple of days ago, since his front foot is way off the stringer. Sorry, can't help it...

One more update link provided by blog reader Glenn Miller about that dry dock. Nice. Next, can you guys deploy some artificial reefs instead? I got a few places in mind where a simple and small triangle of cement in the water would do wonders...

4am significant buoy readings
South shore

6.2ft @ 8s from 83° (E)                      
1.7ft @ 13s from 89° (E)

6ft @ 8s from 80° (E)
1.7ft @ 13s from 188° (S)

4.7ft @ 8s from 107° (ESE)                      
1.9ft @ 14s from 137° (SE)

South swell still hanging in there with fingertips and nails, I would strongly recommend to check the webcams first before eventually driving there. I reported the windswell readings too, in case you guys want to try to track that down, but I received a report that even Koki beach in Hana is small (look how much less Pauwela gets below), but fun at the rivermouth (not sure which one, actually).
BTW, I believe that 13s reading at the W buoy is the south swell, not an east swell.

Back to the south shore, knee to occasionally thigh high is my call without having seen it. In the meantime, this is one of the first sets you could see in the 5.15am light (love that camera!) and, while it might be the set of the day, it looks like a solid waist high one to me! Wind looks good, I'm going there again, so expect a beach report at one point in the morning. It'll be my 11th Lahaina trip in a row.
Summer time it's like I move there without moving there. In the no traffic early hours, it takes me 25 minutes from my house (which is 2 minutes from Hookipa, the main winter surfing spot) to Ukumehame and 35 to Lahaina town. Where else in the world do you find a place that has such easiness of accessibility of winter and summer season waves? Not in any of the other Hawaiian islands, that's for sure (MUCH longer commute times). Maui no ka oi, I'm in love with this wonderful place.
North shore
3.5ft @ 8s from 90° (E)           
2.9ft @ 6s from 62° (ENE)
2.2ft @ 6s from 66° (ENE)
1.6ft @ 10s from 88° (E)
Weightless readings at Pauwela, there's pretty much no waves on the north shore.
8am wind map shows light trades.

2pm wind map shows trades in the 18-21 mph again.

The wind model was correct yesterday, as it predicted a drop in the wind in the afternoon. Below is the airport sensor's graph that shows just that.

A couple of small/weak fetches in the North Pacific (the NNW one is the leftover of yesterday's better NW one) plus the windswell one. Overall, very small wave generation for us.

South Pacific shows a couple of well oriented fetches, but we are lacking the wind strength. Just to give you guys an idea of what that does, let me mention that the Surfline forecast for next Monday in a week is for 1.2f 12s. That's what we should get out of that minimal wave generation.

High clouds band (looks more like a curtain) still south of us, and another stunning day is on its way.

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