Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday 2 16 18 morning call

Just a shortboard session for me at Hookipa yesterday, which was mostly chest to head high as correctly indicated in the beach report. This photo shows the notorious "occasional bigger set".

4am significant buoy readings
South shore

No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for nothing.

North shore
2.8ft @ 13s from 310° (WNW)

1.4ft @ 15s from 318° (NW)

5.9ft @ 8s from 85° (E)
1.2ft @ 15s from 335° (NNW)
New small WNW pulse at the NW buoy, which refracts on the island and becomes NW at Waimea. I think it's NW in Maui too, the Pauwela buoy shows 335, but that's because 6f 8s from 85 make it difficult for it to correctly detect the direction of a smaller swell. I didn't read that anywhere, that's just my opinion based on years of empirical observations.
The easterly swell will be the dominant one.

Wind map at noon shows light onshore trades. Should be calm in the morning.

North Pacific has a WNW fetch and a pretty extended easterly one.

The Tasman Sea fetch only lasted one day in the South Pacific and today there's only a tiny and weak south one.

Morning sky.

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