Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday 2 28 19 morning call

Windfoiling, longboard and again windfoiling were my fun activities yesterday. Sorry about the inflation of harbor photos, but that's where I spend my days lately. Such a peaceful place.

A friend of mine sent me this from Honolua. You can see a little bump from the north wind, but nonetheless yesterday's best spot for sure.

5am significant buoy readings
South shore
2.4ft @ 15s from 301° (WNW)

Lanai feels the wrap of the big NW swell, but I doubt our shores will see anything of that. Flat is my guess for today.

North shore
10.3ft @ 13s from 335° (NNW)
3.1ft @ 10s from 7° (N)
2.6ft @ 8s from 11° (NNE)

10.2ft @ 15s from 316° (NW)
7.7ft @ 10s from 348° (NNW)
1.8ft @ 5s from 316° (NW)

9.2ft @ 15s from 322° (NW)
7.4ft @ 11s from 1° (N)
5.6ft @ 10s from 349° (NNW)
9.4ft @ 15s from 319° (NW)
6.2ft @ 12s from 343° (NNW)
5.1ft @ 9s from 351° (N)
4.4ft @ 10s from 355° (N)
9.4ft @ 15s from 319° (NW)
5.5ft @ 10s from 348° (NNW)
4.5ft @ 11s from 342° (NNW)
Usually I report the secondary swells only at Pauwela (hence the adjective "significant" before "buoy readings"), but today I made an exception and reported everything at every buoy of interest. Pat Caldwell elegantly describes that as: Combined remote long-period, and nearby short-period waves are making for high, rough conditions. I call it a mess. Today's conditions will be very similar to yesterday, so once again seek for a sheltered spot on the north shore or try the west side.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific has a nicely elongated NW fetch and the now small nearby N one.

South Pacific has a decent S fetch.

Morning sky.

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