Friday, December 07, 2018

Friday 12 7 18 morning call

A shortboard and a windsurf session for me yesterday. No photo of the day, this is Dusty Paine at Honolua (not sure if yesterday or the day before) in a photo by 1more808.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys.

North shore
9ft @ 8s from 33° (NE)
8.3ft @ 14s from 332° (NNW)

8.5ft @ 15s from 324° (NW)
4.7ft @ 10s from 322° (NW)
4.2ft @ 13s from 322° (NW)

7.1ft @ 15s from 323° (NW)
3.8ft @ 7s from 38° (NE)
2.6ft @ 9s from 337° (NNW)

8.2ft @ 15s from 326° (NW)
2.9ft @ 8s from 54° (ENE)
2.8ft @ 6s from 67° (ENE)
2.5ft @ 11s from 326° (NW)

NW swell still up at the buoys, just a bit smaller than yesterday. Hookipa will still be too big (at least for me), but the main problem will be the wind. A careful observation of the early morning maps of the wind model at link n. -2 allowed me to score an uncrowded and glassy session yesterday morning in the Kahului area, but this morning it doesn't seem the case, as it's blowing 10mph at 6.20am. Will try to report from Hookipa before 7.30am.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific has a strong fetch at the moment between 320 and 330. It will move more to the north of us and will generate another extra large swell. This time it's going to be short lived and Surfline predicts 12f 15s from 343 on Sunday.

South Pacific has a decent fetch oriented towards Central America. I circled it in blue in the hope that we're gonna get some angular spreading out of it. I circled it also in the great ray map on the right to see how much the direction is off those. Looks like a good 15-20 degrees and even though I don't have a magic rule for that, it does seem a bit too much for the spreading to reach us. We'll see and we'll learn.

Morning sky.

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