Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday 7 24 17 morning call

Fun windfoiling afternoon session for me yesterday, the wind was perfect until it got too light. No photo of the day, so here's one from Fred Pompermayer that shows Ryan Hipwood at Teahupoo in a flash illuminated water cave.

5am significant buoy readings
South shore

2.3ft @ 12s from 166° (SSE)

That's the only southerly energy reading I could find at the outer buoys (it shows up intermittently also at the W buoy). Still much better than nothing, but the problem is the southerly wind that this morning is ruining the usually pristine conditions in Lahaina. Here's a snapshot from the webcam, too bad that was a chest high set.

North shore
3.6ft @ 7s from 64° (ENE)

4.7ft @ 9s from 76° (ENE)

4.2ft @ 7s from 57° (ENE)

Very small windswell reading at Pauwela, Fernanda wasn't able to boost it. I will post a beach report from Hookipa later, but it should be pretty small, but, for once, pretty clean .

Wind map at noon shows the light southerly flow caused by the Fernanda's remnants.

North Pacific continues to show only the windswell fetch. Actually there's a tiny W one, but I don't think it will send us much. Models agree. There actually is a west swell in the Surfline forecast, but that's only in a couple of weeks, so definitely not from today's fetch.

South Pacific shows a fetch only way down SW, but I don't think we'll get much from that far. Models agree again.

The satellite picture shows a bit of a rain monster developing just north of us. Check the animation at link n.6 of GP's meteo websites list, it's quite remarkable how quickly the thing grew.

Plenty rain offshore.

PS. Sorry, I just found out that yesterday's photo from Koki Beach in Hana wasn't from the day before, but from a week ago.

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