Sunday, June 23, 2019

Sunday 6 23 19 morning call

Sunsets have been amazing lately, the only way you didn't notice would be if you are not in Maui.

Didn't take many photos at all, this is one of Kane to illustrate the size (and very poor shape) of the waves at Hookipa, which were in the chest to shoulder high range with very occasional head highers. I watched from the cliff and, spoiled after weeks of Lahaina perfection, decided to go for a swim.
"Do I really surf this place during the winter?!?" was the question I had in my mind.

3am significant buoy readings
1.1ft @ 14s from 185° (S)
1.1ft @ 11s from 170° (S)

1.3ft @ 12s from 179° (S)
0.8ft @ 16s from 206° (SSW)
Lahaina side "finally" taking the break I've been calling way too early. Even yesterday it looked pretty good all day on the webcam and even today, if you wait long enough, you get sets like this one below. Check the webcam and decide. As you can see, the Hookipa alternative in the bottom half of the screen is not too exciting.
North shore
4.5ft @ 9s from 67° (ENE)
A bunch of buoys disappeared from the Surfline page, Hilo says 4.5ft 9s from 67 and that's probably what we have in the water also locally. Below is the collage of the maps of June 18 and 19, the ones with the stronger NE fetches. Waves should be in the same yesterday's range I described up top, even though I have the feeling that the peak was yesterday at sunset. Eastern exposures will have waves too.
The wind should be calm every where until mid morning. Below is the map at 8am.
Wind map at noon shows the usual thermals, but no real trades.
North Pacific has practically nothing.

South Pacific's strong fetch keeps looking like the one of last weekend's big swell. I'm really curious to see what this one is going to do in a week. Still learning about the angular spreading.

Morning sky.

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