Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wednesday 7 17 19 morning call

Another great day of surfing on the south shore yesterday, but I was too busy to take photos, so here's one of those mesmerizing photos of Teahupoo by Ben Thouard,

3am significant buoy readings and discussion
South shore
2.6ft @ 14s from 194° (SSW)

3.3ft @ 7s from 166° (SSE)
2.5ft @ 14s from 193° (SSW)

Day 5 of this wonderful swell and the readings are some of my favorites. Should be in the waist to chest high range today (depending on the spot), I just hope that windswell at Lanai won't bother too much. Check the Lahaina webcam for size and conditions.

North shore
5.7ft @ 7s from 54° (ENE)

4.5ft @ 8s from 16° (NNE)

5.2ft @ 8s from 56° (ENE)

Below are the maps of July 14 and 15 showing the fetch that generated the remarkable NE windswell at the local buoys. Surfline had it totally wrong at 1ft 8s, vicinity was the key for this one.

Hookipa had small waves yesterday at sunset and judging by the Waimea graph below, it should be definitely bigger today. Hard to call a size without the Pauwela data, but I'll push up to head high also based on the noise that I can hear. Probably messy, weak, windy and uncrowded.

Wind model didn't update yet, this is the noon map based on yesterday's run.

North Pacific has a windswell fetch.

South Pacific has a tiny Tasman Sea fetch and an unusual SSE one.

Morning sky.

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