Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tuesday 6 18 19 morning call

Beautiful waves still up to shoulder high yesterday on the south shore. Don't have a photo of the day, here's an aerial view of Chicama in Peru. I've been there, but I would love to go back to foil it, as it's a relatively soft and extremely long wave.

3am significant buoy readings
South shore
1.7ft @ 14s from 187° (S)                        
0.4ft @ 22s from 189° (S)

2.1ft @ 15s from 179° (S)

South swell still pretty decent at the buoys, couple of feet 14s. Notice also the 0.4ft 22s reading at Barbers, which is the start of a brand new long period swell. Below is the collage of the maps of June 10, 11 and 12. The fetch south of New Zealand is the source. Depending how long it lasts (and I think it will last at least 3-4 days), it might prove my previous statement of a flat second half of this week wrong. We'll see, I'd be happy if that happens.

The buoys don't tell the whole story, as they give no information about the consistency, which appears to be really fading on the webcam. That's why you should always check the webcam before going. Definitely smaller than yesterday, we should call it a transition day. It also looks a bit less glassy than usual and I'm gonna blame the stronger trades we have today, as they're usually the cause of the onshore flow over there. The extremely low tide at 9.30am will kill the size even more.

North shore
4.8ft @ 8s from 90° (E)

Only windswell at Pauwela and from straight east, Hookipa will be flat to tiny (and it's windy already).

Wind map at noon.

The great circle rays maps are not available, North Pacific only has the windswell fetch for us.

South Pacific has a California shaped medium strength fetch east of New Zealand.

Morning sky.

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