Sunday, January 07, 2018

Sunday 1 7 18 morning call

Just a longboard session for me yesterday as I had to work for the rest of the day. As predicted, the windsurfing conditions at Hookipa were pretty good and this photo by Jimmie Hepp from this gallery shows just that.

2am significant buoy readings
South shore
4.7ft @ 14s from 276° (W)

3.7ft @ 15s from 316° (NW)

2ft @ 17s from 327° (NW)

No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast doesn't have any either.
But the W buoy shows a direction that should favor the Kihei coast (I've surfed well overhead spots with similar readings in the past), while the SW and SE buoys report completely different directions.
That was the case all day yesterday too and unfortunately the Kihei coast didn't get any energy at all. Which makes me think that the direction at the W buoy is wrong. We'll see if something gets there today.
Below is a reminder of the buoys position and the Kalama Beach park shadow line, which is 274.

North shore
7.5ft @ 14s from 317° (NW)

6ft @ 14s from 300° (WNW)

4.9ft @ 15s from 310° (WNW)

3.3ft @ 15s from 312° (NW)

Below are the graphs of the four reported buoys (click on the image to see it bigger). They all show rising trends and today the waves on the north shore should be bigger than yesterday. If you remember the collage I posted yesterday, the Surfline forecast wasn't too far off at all, and for today it calls for 5.4f 14s at 2pm.

Wind map at noon shows easterly trades.

North Pacific shows more WNW fetches out of a low that is predicted to move north and offer a better direction for the swell it's generating. Small windswell fetch too.

South Pacific offers two tiny fetches.

Morning sky.

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