Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Tuesday 8 6 19 morning call

This is my friend Gianfranco scoring some awesome waves in Maldives and using his Finshot mount. Talking about trips, I have one coming up, so email me if you're interested in renting my studio and car. Probably from mid August into possibly mid September.

3am significant buoy readings and discussion
South shore
1.9ft @ 9s from 173° (S)
1.4ft @ 15s from 190° (S)
1.1ft @ 13s from 193° (SSW)

2ft @ 9s from 168° (SSE)
1.3ft @ 16s from 197° (SSW)
1.1ft @ 14s from 172° (S)
Mix of periods at the buoys, as usual the long period ones will be more inconsistent but provide the best waves. Below is the collage of the maps of July 29, 30 and 31 where you can see the fetches that made them. Check the Lahaina webcam for size, consistency and conditions.

North shore
5.2ft @ 9s from 92° (E)
4.3ft @ 11s from 92° (E)

6.8ft @ 9s from 91° (E)

Flossie is pretty close to us, and we're getting some medium period energy. The Mokapu graph below shows an upward trend in the 9s range and overall in the significant wave heights. East exposures will have some size today, probably a bit stormy, but at least with no wind on it for most of the morning. Hookipa will have some waves too, but probably pretty small.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific has that distant west fetch and an east fetch behind Flossie, which is now close enough to kill the wind today.

South Pacific's strong fetch is now aiming to the Americas, so not much wave generation for us today.

Morning sky.

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