Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thursday 4 26 18 morning call

My trigger fingers are improving and I should keep resting them, but I just couldn't pass on a foiling session as the conditions were really fun for it. I could have proned it, but I'm still at the no-fun stage of that, so I decided to go strapped SUP instead. Later in the day on I scored an even more fun longboard session.

I usually choose the windsurfing photo out of Jimmie Hepp's gallery mostly based on how well it shows the wave size, but in this case the move is obviously much predominant. You don't see often stuff like that.

3am significant buoy readings
South shore

1.7ft @ 14s from 170° (S)

2ft @ 14s from 147° (SE)

2.3ft @ 14s from 163° (SSE)

Southerly energy at all the outer buoys, so there will be waves also today on the Lahaina side. I should be able to post a report from there around but only around 9am. Yesterday the biggest sets were pushing shoulder high in the Launiupoko area. The Lahaina bypass is already a great improvement to the traffic on the side, btw. When it's going to be complete, it's going to be even better.

North shore.
6.6ft @ 8s from 60° (ENE)
1ft @ 16s from 334° (NNW)

7.6ft @ 8s from 43° (NE)
0.7ft @ 18s from 355° (N)

New long period NW swell on the rise (directions at the buoys are not reliable until the swell gets bigger), but my guess is that it's going to be too small to make a significant difference in the water for most of the day. That's because 7.6f 8s from 43 should provide plenty overhead waves at Hookipa. For sure when the NW lines will start getting bigger in the late afternoon, they will look very different from the short period energy.

Wind map at noon. Might be the last sailing day for a while.

North Pacific only has a small local windswell fetch.

South Pacific doesn't show any fetches of relevance.

Morning sky.

1 comment:

klashton said...

there is a real need for a webcam to cover ukumehame. do you see that in your future?