Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday 6 19 18 morning call

A shortboard, a longboard and a SUP session for me yesterday. Conditions at Hookipa were excellent in the early morning, I took these photos after my two sessions, when the light trades already ruined the shape quite a bit. Still pretty good for this time of the year, though.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore

2.2ft @ 12s from 209° (SSW)

South swell down to minimum terms (sorry, translating from Italian algebra language). Yesterday it was still knee to waist with occasional belly high sets, today it's probably going to be calf to knee/thigh high.

North shore
2.6ft @ 11s from 308° (WNW)

3ft @ 8s from 53° (ENE)
2.9ft @ 9s from 350° (N)
NW swell down to windswell levels at Pauwela. There might be a low amount of westerly energy in the water (possibly the one shown at the N buoy), but I don't think we'll see it in Maui. Wind is going to be calm in the morning, so at least the small waves will be clean at Hookipa. Bring your longboard is my strong suggestion. I'll post a beach report sometime after 6am.

As Pat Cadlwell (welcome back!) summarizes, we're gonna have quite a few days of wave minimum around the compass.
Can't really complain, as it has been an exceptional spell of very good surf on both shores.
Wind map at noon.
North Pacific has a tiny, non significant for us west fetch. Fourth day in a row of no wave generation for us.
That big southerly fetch I pointed out yesterday moved north and now offers a section (in red) oriented towards us with decent winds up to 35 knots and an ever stronger section (in blue) oriented towards central America, of which we should receive some angular spreading energy. Couple of feet 15s in a week.
Morning sky.

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