Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday 2 13 18 morning call

A shortboard and a SUP foiling session for me yesterday. This is Jason Hall during his SUP foiling session, carving on almost nothing.

5am significant buoy readings.
South shore
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for nothing and I had the confirmation that it was like a lake on that side yesterday.

North shore
7.1ft @ 14s from 319° (NW)
4.7ft @ 9s from 357° (N)

6.5ft @ 13s from 319° (NW)

4.9ft @ 13s from 324° (NW)
3.1ft @ 8s from 47° (NE)

Lovely sizes at the buoys, as usual what will count the most is the wind, once again very favorable on the north shore.

Pat Caldwell sums it up with overlapping NW events and then he gets into the usual exercise to try to describe  where were the related fetches. Something that instead I don't have to do, as I can just show you the maps and you guys can check the sources on your own. Below is the collage of Feb 9, 10 and 11.

Wind map at noon shows offshore SE winds that shouldn't get to the north shore, as the Haleakala will block them.

North Pacific shows a remote westerly fetch and a easterly one.

South Pacific shows a very remote S fetch.

Morning sky shows clouds moving in from the South. It's raining in Oahu.

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