Sunday, April 07, 2019

Sunday 4 7 19 morning call

The funding campaign for the new Lahaina harbor webcam has raised $1325. Thanks a lot and let's keep them coming. I'm gonna start my posts with an update like this until it reaches its goal of $2,000. Please donate to the page, not to me. I have nothing to do with this campaign, other than the fact that I totally support the cause.

Two shortboard sessions for me yesterday. Conditions were excellent both at the start and the end of the day, the main problem at Hookipa was the difficult parking due to Ian Walsh's Menehune contest at Pavils. This photo by Jimmie Hepp is from this gallery that contains surfing shots of the middle of the day, which is when the onshore wind was on and so it was bumpy.

Completely different scenario at 6pm when I gave the conditions a 9.25. Texture, size and shape of some of the waves were absolutely perfect (hence 10's). Probably the best conditions I've observed all season.

3am significant buoy readings
South shore
0.9ft @ 16s from 222° (SW)

Lovely long period SW reading at Lanai, to know if that is really making something break (it should), you should check the webcams when the sun comes out. Which webcams? Both the Kihei ones and the Ala Moana one. They're all linked in the webcams section on the right column of this blog.
Soon we'll have a Lahaina harbor webcam back and the guessing game will be a lot easier. Keep the donations coming.

North shore
5.4ft @ 14s from 333° (NNW)
3.8ft @ 10s from 353° (N)
2.7ft @ 7s from 335° (NNW)

3.3ft @ 15s from 325° (NW)
3.1ft @ 9s from 329° (NW)
3ft @ 11s from 323° (NW)
2.3ft @ 13s from 322° (NW)

4.4ft @ 12s from 332° (NNW)

3.1ft @ 13s from 334° (NNW)
2.8ft @ 9s from 18° (NNE)
1.7ft @ 11s from 332° (NNW)
1.5ft @ 16s from 329° (NW)
There's so many different NW swells in the water that for once we'll look at the significant wave height in the graphs below of NW101 and Pauwela. It's going up again at the first one, we can expect it to do the same locally in the afternoon. The rising component will be the one that is 16s at Pauwela (15 at Hanalei and 14 at NW). The Surfline forecast has it to reach 6.4ft 14s tomorrow morning early.
Once again, size really doesn't matter compared to the conditions, which should be excellent again in the early morning thanks to the lack of wind. That trend is unfortunately about to stop, as the trades are about to come back and we'll be back to what I call "the usual shit". Enjoy the clean waves till they lasts.
Wind map at noon. Should be calm till around 9-10.

North Pacific has a distant WNW fetch. The storm factory off Asia has been relentless. I can't even remember when was the last map where there was not a fetch produced by it.

South Pacific still in overall dormant state instead.

Morning sky.

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