Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday 10 18 17 morning call

Not much action for me yesterday, as my body demanded a rest and my place demanded some cleaning. These are the unclean waves the windsurfers had to deal with for most of the day yesterday at Hookipa in this photo by Jimmie Hepp from this gallery.

We tested the new Quiksilver jacket at Hi-Tech: good stuff. We're taking pre-orders at the moment, the cost is going to be $995. Please tell them you saw it here, if you call to put yourself on the list.

Little secret project on which I'm gonna work today.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore

3.2ft @ 13s from 135° (SE)

The south swell was smaller than the day before yesterday and that's what the forecast predicted. Today the West buoy still shows what reported above and that's a number that should gradually decline throughout the day. Still waves though.

North shore
8ft @ 9s from 51° (ENE)

Surfline still doing a bit of a mess with their buoy page. They added the Pearl Harbor entrance buoy (with no data this morning) and somehow they took Pauwela off (I will let them know that). The Pacioos plot is stuck at Oct 15, so we got to use the indication of Mokapu reported above that shows a still strong 8f 9s windswell from 51. Plenty more messy waves on tap for the north shore.

Wind map at noon maybe shows a bit less wind of the past few days... or maybe is just me hoping that.

North Pacific shows a NE windswell fetch, a distant and small NW fetch and a very strong N fetch oriented towards Alaska from which we should get a bit of angular spreading. The first NW pulse out of these fetches we observed in the past few days will hit Friday at 6f 16s from 343.

South Pacific shows a weak fetch in a nice position just east of New Zealand and a slightly stronger one in a SE position possibly blocked by Big Island.

Morning sky.

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