Monday, November 04, 2019

Monday 11 4 19 morning call

Small waves but very good quality yesterday morning at Hookipa.

This is still the morning, sunset saw a little bigger sizes (I caught a overhead one) and even cleaner conditions.

Elliot Leboe is starting to look like a 20 years old pumping around with straps on his prone foil board.

Yesterday afternoon's buoy check provided a disquieting question: with an open ocean swell size of 3.213 meters at 14s how big are the waves going to be? Those extremely weird numbers appear when you open that page (link n. 11) with Firefox.

4am significant buoy readings and discussion
South shore
2.4ft @ 13s from 226° (SW)

Barbers is "overwhelmed" with the NW energy, Lanai registers 2.4ft 13s from 226, which is questionable (might be the NW wrap too). Check the Lahaina webcam before going, I did see a nice shoulder high set, which might mean that this really is SW energy (coming from the fetch of Oct 27 I re-posted yesterday).

North shore
9.2ft @ 14s from 321° (NW)
5.6ft @ 11s from 320° (NW)
5.6ft @ 10s from 325° (NW)
2.8ft @ 14s from 321° (NW)
6.3ft @ 10s from 317° (NW)
7.7ft @ 14s from 340° (NNW)
3.6ft @ 13s from 330° (NW)

5.2ft @ 13s from 324° (NW)
3.3ft @ 10s from 323° (NW)
2.6ft @ 16s from 325° (NW)
3ft difference between the two NW buoys (which are very close to each other) is weird, but what counts is that both went up a lot as predicted (below is the graph of NW001). Notice the presence of multiple periods at the same time (simultaneous arrival due to the proximity of the fetch). At 4am the highest energy at Pauwela is 5.2ft 13s, but it will be coming up all day. Hookipa well overhead to start with (probably close to double). Clean conditions wind-wise everywhere till around 11ish, might be a bit unorganized due to the presence of different periods in the water.

Wind map at noon

Kahului Tides
High Tide     High Tide     Low Tide     Low Tide       Sunrise   Sunset
9:34a  +2.1  10:55p  +0.9   6:09p  +0.7                  6:32a   5:50p    

The NW fetch is still in the same position, just a little less strong than yesterday. This is going to be a long lasting swell.

Very nice S fetch in the South Pacific. South shore should see action next weekend.

Morning sky

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