Saturday, October 07, 2017

Sabato 10 7 17 morning call

Bad call for me yesterday, as I drove to Lahaina but ran into some morning sickness. That's hard to predict and I'm sure missing the webcam. I made up for it in the afternoon with a lovely windfoiling session.

The windsurfers were challenged at Hookipa by big unruly waves and sideon winds, but the skill level in Maui is incredibly high, specially in this time of the year with the upcoming IWT contest that will start October 29 and end November 12. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this gallery.

6am significant buoy readings
South shore

No southerly energy readings at the outer buoys, but that doesn't mean there isn't. It would mean that, if there were absolutely no other swells in the water, but there's plenty energy from the north and that might overshadow the small long period energy from the south.
Based on the fetches collage I posted yesterday, I believe there is still something in the knee high range.

North shore
7.3ft @ 9s from 14° (NNE)

6.1ft @ 9s from 13° (NNE)

7ft @ 9s from 32° (NE)

The buoys indicate the start of a couple of days of strong, closely generated northerly energy. Plenty waves on the north shore, but you want to pick a spot that filters some of them, otherwise they're gonna be too messy to be enjoyable.
Wind map at noon shows light onshores everywhere.

The low moved north of us and now is aiming its strongest winds to our west, but we'll hopefully get some angular spreading out of that.

Finally a decent map down south with a small Tasman Sea fetch and a massive one east of New Zealand oriented towards central America from which we should get plenty angular spreading.

Morning sky.

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