Sunday, February 04, 2018

Sunday 2 4 18 morning call

Double shortboard session for me yesterday. Session one was very fun.

Session two wasn't too shabby either.

Gasping for air after a short hold down. I would not survive a single wipeout at Jaws.

My friend Marco Sersun instead, did pretty good on his first time there and didn't have to use his Quiksilver Airlift jacket he bought at hi-tech.

3-4am significant buoy readings
South shore
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 0.9f 12s from the south, but of course, the WNW wrap will be more significant at the exposed breaks.

North shore
9ft @ 14s from 266° (W)

9.9ft @ 16s from 289° (WNW)

12.8ft @ 16s from 321° (NW)

10ft @ 15s from 303° (WNW)

8.6ft @ 14s from 304° (WNW)

5.3ft @ 15s from 325° (NW)
3.6ft @ 9s from 3° (N)
3.5ft @ 12s from 326° (NW)
2.2ft @ 7s from 75° (ENE)

WNW extra large swell peaked yesterday, but there's still plenty energy in the water as the buoy readings show. Yesterday there were all kind of different size waves pretty much everywhere: north shore, Honolua (I saw a photo of a double overhead set), Kihei, inconsistent waist high at Thousand Peaks and unfortunately I don't have any report from the Lahaina and north of Lahaina.

Today it should be a fairly similar day, with very favorable wind conditions in the morning.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific shows a wide WNW to NW fetch, but only the NW section (black circle) is significantly strong.

South Pacific shows a proper Tasman Sea fetch.

Morning sky.


Windchaser said...

Laser focus on top turn in that first pic. Love it.

cammar said...

Eyes on the price!