Sunday, April 28, 2019

Sunday 4 18 19 morning call

A longboard and a shortboard session for me yesterday. This is brother Josh ripping on the south side most likely on one of his retro fish boards.

MSR approved swim suite.

3am significant buoy readings
South shore
2.9ft @ 13s from 184° (S)

2.4ft @ 13s from 201° (SSW)

3ft @ 14s from 171° (S)

2.4ft @ 14s from 176° (S)

Southerly energy still at the buoys, should be another fun day on the south shore. This is day 6 of this run of swells that had peaks on the even days (day 1, 3 and 5). Check the webcam for size and conditions. 

North shore
3.6ft @ 14s from 250° (WSW)
3.5ft @ 10s from 16° (NNE)
2.4ft @ 11s from 317° (NW)
0.9ft @ 14s from 323° (NW)
0.1ft @ 18s from 340° (NNW)
3ft @ 10s from 9° (N)
0.7ft @ 14s from 271° (W)
4ft @ 10s from 19° (NNE)
1.5ft @ 5s from 73° (ENE)
Really weird and confusing numbers at the buoys, hard to comment on. Yesterday I wrote: "Surfline has the NW swell for Monday/Tuesday, Pat Caldwell put it its table for Sunday/Monday instead".
It seems that they were actually both right, as the NOAA page this morning says for Oahu: Surf along north facing shores will be rising to 4 to 8 feet by this afternoon, and increasing to 6 to 10 feet Monday.

There's no NW energy at Pauwela at the moment, so it's likely that in Maui it's mostly gonna show tomorrow. Maybe something at sunset today, but in the morning it's only going to be the leftover NNE energy. Despite the lack of wind, I don't hear any noise from the waves, which should then be smaller than yesterday, waist to shoulder is my call.
Wind map at noon.

Gonna give the Saildrone wind model another chance ( I added to GP's meteo website link list: n. -4). This is the map at noon and it shows 10 knots onshore in the Olowalu area. This model has a tendency of seeing a patch of onshores in that area that it's probably a flaw. We'll see today if that happens. I don't think so and I sure don't hope so.

North Pacific has a WNW, a NNW and a weak NE fetch.

South Pacific has a fetch in the Tasman Sea. The one deeper south (black circle) should be blocked by New Zealand.

Morning sky. The front associated with the local low is on top of the islands.

As a result, there's some rain in the Kihei side.


mauisurfer said...

i see you deleted my comment
who was that announcer screaming/hyping at hookipa?
do you think MIL surf meet ought to sound like World Fighting League?
do you think Maui ought to sound like Las Vegas?

(Ben) Jamin Jones said...

Re wind models it was glass from lauaniopoko to Lahaina at least until 1, so seems that the wrf model nailed it.