Sunday, July 01, 2018

Sunday 7 1 18 morning call

A longboard and a windfoiling session for me yesterday. The big news of the day, as you probably noticed, is that, seen the disappearance of the Hookipa sensor, I installed a wind meter on the roof of my house in Kuau. It's 350 yards from the ocean, so it will be more gustier and not as windy, but the roof might compensate for that. It will still be a much better indication than nothing.

I don't particularly like the way the reading looks on top of the posts, but I haven't figured out yet a way to make it fit in the right column. The meter was bought thanks to the donations, so thanks again to all of you who contributed and keep them coming.

3-4am significant buoy readings
South shore

2.1ft @ 11s from 145° (SE)
1.3ft @ 15s from 160° (SSE)
1.4ft @ 15s from 198° (SSW)
1ft @ 17s from 45° (NE)

1.8ft @ 13s from 191° (SSW)
1.3ft @ 11s from 197° (SSW)
1.3ft @ 16s from 203° (SSW)

The lovely swell that has characterized the whole week is now fading (down to a couple of feet and 11s) and a new low SSW pulse is filling in, as shown by the readings with period greater than 15s. Even though it says NE, I chose to report that foot at 17s at the SE buoy, because I believe it's from the SSW instead. That's how unreliable those directions are.

Nothing to get particularly excited about though, it's not going to be as big as the past swell. The collage below shows the maps of June 23, 24, 25 and 26. As you can see, the fetch was mostly across New Zealand and that means that a lot of energy got blocked. But not all if it, it seems! I'll report from the Lahaina side as soon as I get there.

Below is the Surfline offshore swell forecast for Maui's south shore (link n. 14) that shows the overlap and swap between the two swells. Old one is in blue, new one is in purple.

North shore.
4.3ft @ 8s from 56° (ENE)

Windswell went down together with the wind, yesterday at sunset Hookipa looked pretty small from the distance. The direction is good though, so it won't be flat this morning. Waist to occasionally chest high is my guess.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific tries to tease us with a nice looking low to the NW of us, but that's going to dissipate into nothing. The windswell fetch will remain the main source of waves for this week (and most of the summer). Kinda weak now, but about to get stronger.

South Pacific not looking particularly good either, with a weak Tasman Sea fetch and a much stronger, but oriented towards South America fetch well east of New Zealand. Hopefully we'll get some angular spreading to keep the background surf going.

Morning sky shows some clouds approaching, but I don't see rain in the radar yet. Windguru has some for tomorrow though.

1 comment:

(Ben) Jamin Jones said...

Could you make your wind reading a page vs a post on you blog, then provide a link to this page. There is some way to do this I'm sure, but first see if that works