Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday 1 16 18 morning call

A SUP foiling and a windfoiling sessions for me yesterday in a day that saw the return of the wind after a few days of beautiful glassy conditions. This is kiter Olivia Jenkins at Hookipa, photo by Jimmie Hepp from this gallery.

The HSA does a great job at organizing and running their local contests in Maui, but it's hard to find the results online afterwards. What I found out is that the open men category was won by Ian Gentil (second Isaac Stant). This are the groms of the U12 group (most likely held yesterday) won by Cash Berzolla (photo by Kristin Coccaro).

2am significant buoy readings
South shore

No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 1f 12s.

North shore
7.8ft @ 14s from 330° (NW)

6.2ft @ 14s from 324° (NW)

6.8ft @ 14s from 331° (NNW)
4ft @ 12s from 334° (NNW)
3.4ft @ 10s from 342° (NNW)
1.1ft @ 4s from 75° (ENE)

NW swell trending down according to forecast, as the graphs of the three reported buoys shows below. Still plenty energy in the water, but not particularly clean conditions because of the mix of periods and the wind.

Wind map at noon shows light trades.

North Pacific shows a good and relatively close NW fetch. Related swell predicted by Surfline to peak tomorrow night at 10f 14s.

South Pacific shows a couple of out of season fetches. 2.4f 14s predicted by Surfline in a week.

Morning sky keeps looking clear, but the strengthening trades might bring squalls to the north shore.

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