Friday, December 29, 2017

Friday 12 29 17 morning call

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Just a lovely glassy longboard session for me yesterday, as the afternoon had the predicted onshore flow. No photos of the day, here's another gem from this gallery by Jimmie Hepp. Matt Meola on a clear 10. December 27 might easily end up being the best day of the season for Hookipa. Hopefully not.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore

No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 1.6f 11s and I heard of decent size waves in Lahaina yesterday.

North shore
6.3ft @ 9s from 345° (NNW)

4.7ft @ 9s from 353° (N)           
4.5ft @ 8s from 2° (N)
3.8ft @ 11s from 350° (N)

5.4ft @ 9s from 351° (N)
4.3ft @ 11s from 357° (N)

Northerly energy still hanging in there, even though with multiple shorter periods. The waves won't be particularly clean on the north shore for the next couple of days, because of the NE trades. Starting Sunday, the trades should turn easterly and that's better, specially for the early morning sessions.

Wind map at noon shows light to moderate NE trades.

North Pacific shows a WNW fetch and a sliver of remaining northerly fetch.

South Pacific shows a tiny little fetch that I'm afraid won't do much for us.

Morning sky looks deceivingly nice, as there's some rain on the north shore as I type this call.

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