Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sunday 1 28 18 morning call

A longboard and a SUP foiling session for me yesterday. No photo of the day, I'm gonna grab another shot by Dayanidhi Das from this article on Surfline. That's Albee Layer and fortunately that's not one of the two boards I got from him lately. But I'm sure he did plenty of that with them too.

This is just a random extract of the long term Surfline forecast for the north shore. It's subscriber's material (which I'm not supposed to share), so I won't even indicate the dates, but - if it stays like that - that's three big NW swells in a row (scale is 8-16 feet). It's still winter in Hawaii.

4-5am significant buoy readings
South shore

No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 0.9f 16s. Below are the maps of Jan 20, 21 and 22 showing the distant and not particularly well oriented fetch where this low long period swell is coming from.

North shore
6.7ft @ 11s from 2° (N)

3.2ft @ 12s from 356° (N)
2.5ft @ 10s from 344° (NNW)
2.1ft @ 15s from 314° (NW)
5.2ft @ 11s from 71° (ENE)
4.4ft @ 10s from 85° (E)
1.9ft @ 15s from 322° (NW)
Easterly swell is now reading 5.2f 11s from 71 and that will definitely create some waves at Hookipa and the Waiehu side. Couple of feet 15s from the NW to complete the mix. Plenty waves, but today it won't be as clean as it has been the past couple of days, since there's a light trades flow. Beach report from Hookipa should be up before 7am.

Wind map at noon shows light trades.

North Pacific shows a wide but not too strong WNW fetch, a small NNW one and a weakening E one.

Small southerly fetch in the South Pacific.

Morning sky shows that we're on the edge of a massive band of clouds. Forecasting clouds and rain is not my thing, so I will refrain.

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