Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday 12 11 18 morning call

A shortboard session for me yesterday. Honolua was much more manageable than yesterday (and a bit slow), but still worth the drive. Specially for this guy. Even if he came from Hana!

Kenny's drive is pretty short, so worth for sure.

Trying to get inside the giant clam.

Trying to... not sure what.

Apparently, Hookipa had moments of epicness, as this gallery from Jimmie Hepp seems to suggest.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys. Below is the collage of the maps of Dec 4,5,6 and 7. I had hopes that a little bit of the energy generated by those fetches would reach us, but both the buoys and Pat Caldwell seem to disagree: various low pressure patterns Downunder 12/4-10 in the Hawaii south swell source zone were either too weak in magnitude, too narrow in fetch, or not aimed at Hawaii.

North shore
8.9ft @ 8s from 87° (E)
3.9ft @ 5s from 79° (ENE)
0.9ft @ 20s from 45° (NE)
7ft @ 8s from 53° (ENE)
5.5ft @ 11s from 335° (NNW)
3.9ft @ 6s from 56° (ENE)
0.9ft @ 22s from 30° (NNE)
7.2ft @ 8s from 35° (NE)
4.4ft @ 11s from 341° (NNW)
8.8ft @ 8s from 48° (NE)
4.8ft @ 11s from 339° (NNW)
NNW energy down to 4.8f 11 locally, while the windswell is solid at almost 9f 8s from 48 (should trend more east soon). Plenty waves on the north shore, but once again the wind will blow them all out. Notice those 22 and 20s readings at Hanalei and NW buoys. They seem to be from the NE, but once again that is incorrect and instead that is the forerunning energy of a new long period NW swell coming from those fetches in the NW corner I outlined in the last few days. IF the NE windswell will turn more east and leave the lineup, they might run Pipe tomorrow/Thursday. But they got two more swells down the line in the waiting period, so they have the luxury to choose. BTW, here's why yesterday I called it a Pipe fetch..

Wind map at noon.
North Pacific still has a fetch in the NW corner. 

South Pacific has a sliver of a S fetch.

Morning sky.

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