Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Wednesday 6 6 18 morning call

No water action for me as I'm on the injured list. I might go and catch a few waves on my belly today, you know how quickly the paddle shape goes...

No photo of the day either, this is a photo from Monday in Lahaina by my friend Matt Brown from this gallery. That was a fantastic day.

3am significant buoy readings
South shore

2.6ft @ 13s from 190° (S)

2.3ft @ 13s from 152° (SSE)

2.5ft @ 12s from 146° (SE)

2.2ft @ 13s from 177° (S)

Oahu's Barbers Point buoy is back online and it shows similar numbers to the outer buoys, but a much more reliable direction indication. Still waves on the south shore, but down to probably waist to chest high.

North shore
6ft @ 8s from 68° (ENE)           
0.8ft @ 15s from 337° (NNW)
A sliver of long period NNW energy at the buoys (beautifully predicted by Surfline) which shouldn't grow much more than that. So most of the energy will still come from the windswell which is pretty solid.
Today the wind map link (n. -2) is not working on IE and Chrome, it is on Firefox, but it still doesn't show the maps. Why the wind models websites are so unstable is behind my comprehension.

Well, that's not really true, as Windguru is extremely reliable. Here's their wonderful 10 days table that shows a lot of the best color for any wind related sport (other than downwinders maybe): green. Notice that the only predicted rain is where the orange is. Unless there's a front passing by, the stronger the trades, the higher the chances of rain.

North Pacific only shows a windswell fetch.

South Pacific still has a small fetch on either side of New Zealand. Nothing too significant, but good background energy.

Morning sky.

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