Monday, June 18, 2018

Monday 6 18 18 morning call

A SUP and a SUP foiling session for me yesterday. I had business on the south shore and didn't even check the waves on the north shore. I also got a bit lazy on the photos (Thousand Peaks is not the most photogenic spot and I spent most of the day there), as did most of my facebook friends. Sam Pa'e from Oahu posted something from the north shore though, and here it is. Solid overhead waves thanks to those two lows that Fujiwaraed their merge into one mid past week. If you don't remember, scroll down and check the North Pacific fetches map. The strongest fetch happened on the 14th.

Obviously there were waves in Maui too. Even in the sky! This photo was taken by my friend Annette.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore

3.5ft @ 12s from 230° (SW)

3.7ft @ 13s from 211° (SW)

Most of the outer buoys are registering only the NW energy, but Barbers and SW tell us that there is still southerly energy in the water in the form of 3.5f 12-13s. Yesterday Ukumehame was still waist to chest occasionally shoulder, today it's probably going to be thigh to belly, occasionally chest.

North shore
3.4ft @ 11s from 339° (NNW)
2.7ft @ 8s from 39° (NE)
2.1ft @ 9s from 340° (NNW)
Below is the collage of Pauwela's graph (I added a blue dotted line to fill up a gap in the current swell) and the Surfline forecast. Somehow I managed to captured the indication of the dominant open ocean swell between 9-12: 3.7f 11s. Compare it with Pauwela's indication and you'll see why I often state that this forecast is very accurate. You'll also see that the orange line is on its way down, so expect the swell to do the same throughout the day. But, yes, there's still waves on the north shore.

Wind map at noon.

No fetches of relevance for the third day in a row in the North Pacific. Expect the north shore to go flat after the NW energy winds down.

South Pacific has a fetch so deep south that SEEMS to be oriented towards us, but I can't be sure since the great circle rays map doesn't get down there. I had to shift the whole windity map down to spot the fetch and Hawaii is where the red X is above the map. If it is oriented towards (and if the icebergs don't block the swell!), it'll take 10 days for it to reach us, like around Thursday 28th. Where's Pat Caldwell??? Would have loved to read what he thinks about it.

Morning sky.

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