Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wednesday 9 13 17 morning call

After a long summer trip I'm back in Maui and this is the first morning call of the "year".

Here's a pretty boring video (all clips from the same angle on the front of the board) that collects some of the waves I caught in Indo. The surfing is lame, but the waves are ridiculously good, that's why I enjoy watching it anyway. Give it a try, see where you get, the best waves are kind of towards the middle/end.

3-4am significant buoy readings
South shore

1.7ft @ 15s from 207° (SSW)

1.4ft @ 15s from 131° (SE)

A couple of 15s readings at the outer buoys, but from very different directions. Without the knowledge of the past maps, I can't comment on that and this will be the case for a week. As usual, check the webcams and you will know.

North shore
5ft @ 11s from 20° (NNE)

5.9ft @ 11s from 343° (NNW)

3ft @ 12s from 349° (NNW)

Pretty solid medium-short period energy at the buoys. It picked up yesterday throughout the day, as the graph of the three reported buoys show below. It started from a NW direction and now it's already coming from a NNE direction at the NW buoy, so expect it to do the same locally. Not sure why Pauwela is half the size of Waimea, but there should be overhead waves at Hookipa this morning. Stay tuned for the beach report at dawn.

Conditions should be pretty clean, since the wind is forecasted to be calm or even offshore for the first few hours of light. Below is the map at 7am.

 Don't wait too long though, because of course by noon (map below), it will be pretty blown out and possibly sailable.

Here's a look at the Windguru table that shows no wind (in the morning) also tomorrow, before going back to a more traditional trade winds pattern on Friday.

North Pacific shows a small distant west fetch and a tiny northerly fetch associated with the weak low that is killing the trades.

South Pacific shows a weak but wide SSE fetch.

Satellite picture shows some clouds over Molokai, otherwise it should be a beautiful sunny day.

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