Saturday, July 07, 2018

Saturday 7 7 18 morning call

A longboard session for me yesterday. As reported in the two beach reports, the waves were improving in the morning on the Lahaina side with sets up to chest/shoulder high. Here's an image from a spot that had a perfect wind... at least for the 5 minutes that I stopped.

This image from Jimmie Hepp is from a couple of days ago and it shows Mark Raaphorst and Alan Cadiz flying by at Hookipa during a Maliko run and training for the Maui to Molokai race that happens today. They're going to be a SUP foiling team, while I believe that amongst the SUP foiling individuals competitors there will be Kai Lenny and Dave Kalama and I would assume that also other guys like Austin, Zane, Cody, etc would be part of it too. It's an expensive race as you need to have your own escort boat, but it will be nice one day to be part of it. Oh yeah, I need to learn the discipline first.

2am significant buoy readings
South shore

3.6ft @ 12s from 160° (SSE)

3.6ft @ 12s from 160° (SSE)

3.3ft @ 12s from 159° (SSE)

3.7ft @ 13s from 188° (S)

South swell already down to 12-13s, but all buoys are reading more than 3f, so guess what, there will be waves also today. Stay tuned for a beach report.

North shore
1.7ft @ 16s from 80° (E)

0.9ft @ 18s from 53° (ENE)

7.9ft @ 9s from 57° (ENE)                      
0.7ft @ 18s from 69° (ENE)
Fabio's swell is starting to appear at the east facing buoys, but it's pretty negligible still. Its fetch never impressed me and I don't think we'll see much more of it even though Surfline still calls for 4f 15 tonight. The windswell instead keeps pumping at full steam with a remarkable 8f 9s from 69 reading at Pauwela. Plenty overhead stuff at Hookipa and all the east facing shores.

One day old wind map at noon.

North Pacific has the windswell fetch only.

South Pacific has a sliver of fetch south of the Tasman Sea and a very weak S one.

Morning sky.

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