Saturday, March 17, 2018

Saturday 3 17 18 morning call

Double longboard session for me yesterday. No photos of the day, here's an Tahititan image from Ben Thouard.

6am significant buoy readings
South shore
1.8ft @ 12s from 169° (SSE)

1.8ft @ 13s from 183° (S)

Southerly energy going down in period at the buoys but there's still knee to waist high waves on the Lahaina side.

North shore
4.9ft @ 13s from 335° (NNW)

4.1ft @ 13s from 319° (NW)

2.8ft @ 8s from 66° (ENE)
1.8ft @ 7s from 71° (ENE)
1.8ft @ 11s from 10° (N)
1.4ft @ 14s from 328° (NW)

New NW swell on the rise at the buoys. Below are the graphs of the three reported ones plus the Surfline forecast. I circled in red the new swell and drew a dotted line for Pauwela based on the travel time from Hanalei to here which, as you can see from the Buoys to Maui travel times and Maui's shadow lines post, at 14s is 9h. The graph of Hanalei suggests that it's peaking at 4f around 6am, so expect a slightly smaller peak in Maui around 3pm. That is a bit earlier than predicted by Surfline. Also check the beach report below this post.

Don't remember where this swell is coming from? No problem, let me refresh your memory with the collage of the fetches maps of March 14, 15 and 16. This swell was made by the fetch marked with the number 1. The n.2 will send a small reinforcement on Monday.

Wind map at noon. I got a feeling I might go windsurfing before work.

North Pacific shows a couple of small fetches. The one to the immediate north of us, should intensify (it's a small occluded low) and provide long lasting short/medium period northerly energy starting Monday.

South Pacific has a couple of small/weak fetches that won't do much for us other than hopefully keep some background knee high energy breakin.

Morning sky.

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