Friday, July 13, 2018

Friday 7 13 18 morning call

A longboard session for me yesterday. Couldn't find a photo of the day, here's an image from Ben Thouard.

If you don't know him, here's a video about his last project.

3am significant buoy readings
South shore

1.9ft @ 14s from 170° (S)

2.4ft @ 13s from 132° (SE)

2.7ft @ 13s from 163° (SSE)

2.3ft @ 14s from 186° (S)

2f 14s is one of my favorite readings for a south swell: big enough to surf/sup/foil but not big enough to convey big crowds to the water. If you're wondering where this swell is coming from, here's the collage of the maps of July 5,6 and 7. As you can see, the fetches were not particularly big/strong, but kind of well positioned S to SE of us. The last map shows the start of a stronger fetch that developed in the following couple of days in the Tasman Sea and will be responsible for the new low long period swell predicted for Sunday/Monday/Tuesday. Will report about size and conditions from the Lahaina side as soon as I get there.

North shore
4.2ft @ 7s from 74° (ENE)

Tiny stuff at the buoy and in the water on the north shore.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific shows a couple of windswell fetches.

South Pacific unfortunately has no significant wave generation for us today.

Morning sky.

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