Sunday, August 04, 2019

Sunday 8 4 19 morning call

Unreal footage of Koa Smith shot with a Gopro Fusion. If anyone knows or have time to investigate, would you please email me why I can embed some Facebook videos and not others? I've looked into settings but I couldn't find any light. Thanks.

More wing foil wave action at Hookipa yesterday, this is the other New Caledonia phenomenon Clement.

Here he's joined by Maui's own Kane, who learned to use the wing quite quickly.

3am significant buoy readings and discussion
South shore
2.4ft @ 9s from 170° (S)
1.4ft @ 12s from 179° (S)
1.1ft @ 16s from 187° (S)
0.9ft @ 14s from 189° (S)
2.7ft @ 8s from 167° (SSE)
1.3ft @ 15s from 197° (SSW)
1.1ft @ 11s from 177° (S)
Mix of long period distantly generated southerly energy and short period Erick leftovers. Just like yesterday, the mix should provide the west side with some waves and in fact the Lahaina webcam shows just that. Look at the quality.
North shore
5.7ft @ 14s from 117° (ESE)
5ft @ 8s from 103° (ESE)
7.4ft @ 14s from 96° (E)
3.9ft @ 8s from 96° (E)
If both the N and the Hilo buoys feel long period energy from Flossie, you would expect Mokapu showing that too, but there it's only 8s. Maybe it will do that later in the day, what counts is that the long period energy is on the rise and it looks extremely solid. Hana will have the biggest waves, but all the easterly exposures should have action for at least the next three days (combined with favorable winds).

Wind map at noon. Love the lack of wind on the west side. Yesterday Lahaina was glassy all until around noon, then it got moderate onshore.

North Pacific has the windswell fetch reinforced by Flossie and a new remote west fetch which is predicted to provide us with a looong lasting west swell. We'll keep an eye on it.

South Pacific once again offers a wonderful fetch, unfortunately cut in half by New Zealand (the black circled section is blocked).

Morning sky. Erick is leaving to the west, Flossie is entering from the east.

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