Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sunday 8 18 19 morning call

Beautiful small waves yesterday on the Lahaina side, I had a delightful foiling session. Haven't seen many photos of the Ole contest yet, this one was taken by 1more808.

Much bigger waves are one our way, this is Teahoopu yesterday, too big to run the trials of the WSL contest starting the 21st. If they run it today, there should be a live streaming (most likely in French) on this FB page Polynesie la 1ere.

Here's an incredibly steep non jet-ski assisted drop.

This is a very solid swell. The Samoa buoy went up to almost 10ft 18s yesterday morning, Tuesday/Wednesday the south shores will be remarkably big.

5am significant buoy readings
South shore
2.2ft @ 13s from 234° (WSW)
1ft @ 10s from 175° (S)

2.8ft @ 13s from 242° (WSW)

2.7ft @ 12s from 279° (W)

West swell continues to decrease in period, but it's definitely not over yet. Until a couple of days ago there were two swells (W and S) in the water of similar period and it was hard to tell which one was which. Now there's only the west one and this image of this set at the Breakwall is a confirmation that a straight west swell does get to Lahaina (by wrapping around Lanai). Webcam looks pretty good, check it out yourself.

North shore
3.4ft @ 7s from 84° (E)
3.1ft @ 9s from 88° (E)

Marginal windswell, Hookipa flat to tiny, bigger on the eastern exposure.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific has a few weak fetches.

South Pacific has a weak S fetch.

Morning sky.

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