Sunday, October 07, 2018

Sunday 10 7 18 morning call

A shortboard and a windfoiling session for me yesterday. This is a wave in the morning at Hookipa with a surfers who is a few feet too far back to get barreled. But don't be deceived by the look, it wasn't that good, imo.

"Relatively small waves" I wrote... I guess I was wrong! But that must have been a bit of a freak one, as I didn't see anything that big in the rest of this gallery by Jimmie Hepp.

That magic light at sunset. It didn't last long and I didn't get any good surfing shot though.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore
3.7ft @ 13s from 242° (WSW)

1.7ft @ 12s from 157° (SSE)

3.8ft @ 12s from 128° (ESE)

2.5ft @ 13s from 207° (SSW)
1.3ft @ 9s from 209° (SSW)
0.6ft @ 20s from 217° (SW)
1.4ft @ 14s from 264° (W)
1.3ft @ 7s from 252° (WSW)
1.2ft @ 12s from 199° (SSW)
1ft @ 10s from 206° (SSW)
Readings all over the place at the buoys, really hard to have an idea of what's going on. That's when having a webcam in Lahaina would really help a lot. Please contact Ozolio if you're have a beach front home/business and would like to host one. In the meantime, we'll have to live with Oahu.

This week is going to be very small on the south shore, as a reflection of all those days with no fetches oriented towards us. Below is the collage of the maps of Oct 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Only on the third I found something worth circling.

Haven't seen much more than that at Ala Moana in the last 10 minutes,

North shore
4.9ft @ 12s from 313° (NW)
4.9ft @ 8s from 58° (ENE)
3.6ft @ 13s from 299° (WNW)
4.1ft @ 8s from 53° (ENE)
2.6ft @ 6s from 65° (ENE)
2.1ft @ 15s from 340° (NNW)
Mix of NW and windswell at Pauwela, today should be similar to yesterday, but I did see a up trend at the NW buoy, which could appear also locally in the second part of the day. Will report around 7am from Hookipa.
Wind map at noon.
North Pacific offers the NW fetch that we've seen the last couple of days (now pretty weak), the windswell fetch and Sergio's E fetch.
A fetch way down south in the South Pacific. The outcome of those is hard to predict, but it'll keep flatness away.
Morning sky.

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