Friday, February 23, 2018

Friday 2 23 18 morning call

Double shortboard session for me yesterday. No photo of the day, here's one of those incredible images by Ben Thouard.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore
6ft @ 15s from 298° (WNW)

No indication of southerly energy at the buoys nor in the Surfline forecast. The strong WNW reading at the W buoy, suggests the possibility of waves in Kihei. I don't have reports from yesterday and didn't watch the shore break in the cams (which is what you need to do if you're interested in that option).

North shore
5.2ft @ 14s from 297° (WNW)

5.9ft @ 9s from 75° (ENE)
4.9ft @ 14s from 326° (NW)

Still 5f 14s from the NW swell and 6f 9s from ENE on tap this morning. They will both hold steady for today and then the NW one will decrease tomorrow while the easterly one will increase considerably. After that, strong E energy and nothing else for at least 10 days.

Wind map at noon shows some strong easterly trades.

North Pacific only has the easterly fetch. Get used to this.

South Pacific has a strong fetch oriented towards south America (with a small part circled in red oriented towards us) of which we could get some angular spreading. Surfline calls for 1.7f 15s in 8 days.

Morning sky.

5.45am rain radar.

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