Monday, April 29, 2019

Monday 4 29 19 morning call

A shortboard and a longboard session for me yesterday. This is Morgan enjoy a solo session at Hookipa.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore
2.8ft @ 13s from 180° (S)

2.4ft @ 13s from 175° (S)

The local buoys are feeling the NW swell more than anything, but SW and SE still show some southerly energy, so there should still be waves on the south shore. Do check the Lahaina webcam before you go, if that's after the sun came out. I'm watching it now at 5.40am, but, despite the fact that there's light outside my house, it's all dark. That either means that the camera has a delay (like the Kanaha one) or that Lahaina gets the light quite a bit after Kuau. Might be a combination of both.

North shore
6.5ft @ 11s from 329° (NW)
4ft @ 10s from 332° (NNW)
3.9ft @ 13s from 316° (NW)
2.8ft @ 9s from 345° (NNW)
2ft @ 11s from 320° (NW)
5ft @ 13s from 316° (NW)
4.3ft @ 13s from 320° (NW)
2.7ft @ 9s from 29° (NNE)
New NW swell peaking right now, as the collage of the graphs of the reported buoys plus the Surfline forecast shows below. It reached 10f 12s yesterday afternoon at the NW buoy, but the relatively short periods lose more energy than the longer ones with the travel, so locally we can expect up to 5ft in the early morning and then steady for a while before starting to decline towards the end of the day. The Surfline forecast seems to be "late", as it shows a peak during tonight. I'll report from Hookipa before 6.30, it should be well overhead, even though the noise coming through my window is not particularly impressive. No wind at the moment, so hopefully the conditions will stay clean for the first hours of light, until the inexorable wind picks up.

Below is the collage of the maps of April 25, 26 and 27 that show the evolution of the fetch (the one NW of us).

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific has a remote NW fetch in the Kamchatka corner.

South Pacific has a fetch right over New Zealand (hence partially blocked by it) and a SSE east elongated one.

Morning sky.

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