Monday, January 08, 2018

Monday 1 8 18 morning call

Longboard and shortboard sessions for me yesterday. Meanwhile, the windsurfers at Hookipa enjoyed some good waves like this giant clam shaped one below.

A big squall gave Jimmie Hepp the opportunity for some rainbow shots. Plenty more in this gallery.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore

No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 0.3f 15s. The W buoy reads a remarkable 6ft @ 14s from 287° (WNW), but somehow only a sliver of all that energy gets to the Kihei coast. Yesterday the waves at Kalama park were in the knee to occasionally waist high range. The direction indication might be wrong, as the SW and SE buoys show NW instead.

North shore
5.6ft @ 14s from 293° (WNW)

4.9ft @ 13s from 316° (NW)
5.6ft @ 8s from 72° (ENE)
3.6ft @ 6s from 72° (ENE)
2.6ft @ 14s from 314° (NW)
2.2ft @ 12s from 325° (NW)
Sizes trending down at the buoys and direction going back to WNW at the NW101 lead me to predict a declining trend in the size of the waves at Hookipa. Still far from flat though, also thanks to the windswell. Whatever the size will be (stay tuned for a beach report around 7am), the wind will be on it again, blowing already 18mph at 6.20am.

Wind map at noon shows easterly trades for the eighth day in a row. A much needed break is coming up soon.

North Pacific shows a proper NW fetch (949 is the lowest pressure). This swell will peak around 12f 15 in the night between Wednesday and Thursday, rapidly followed by a giant one, at the moment predicted by Surfline at 22.4f 16s on Sunday morning.

South Pacific shows a couple of very weak fetches.

Morning sky.

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