Sunday, November 03, 2019

Sunday 11 3 19 morning call

Conditions were excellent in the early morning at Hookipa. From 6 to 8 the offshore magic made those 4ft 9s waves from the NE barrel at a full tide, confirming what I learned long time ago: as far as conditions go, nothing matters more than the wind. This photo was taken after my first session, when the offshores stopped blowing. Still glassy, but "only" an 8.

Here's a little inside barrel.

Later on the usual thermal/tradish breeze picked up and brought the conditions back to normal. Justin Simmer didn't seem to notice.

Kai Lenny in a turn that I would have not dared doing (if he falls, he hits the guy). He's a pro and was in total control, safety first for us normal please.

Nice spray by Annie.

4am significant buoy readings and discussion
South shore
2.3ft @ 12s from 190° (S)                        
0.4ft @ 22s from 213° (SW)

1.9ft @ 13s from 168° (SSE)
Small numbers at the buoys, small waves in the water and that's what the Lahaina webcam shows small. This is actually a bomb for the day. Check it out yourself if interested.
0.4ft 22s at Barbers might mean that a new long period swell will pick up tomorrow (too small to notice today). Below is the the map of seven days ago (Oct 27) and there it is: a strong fetch deep down in the Tasman Sea, unfortunately partially blocked by New Zealand.

North shore
5.9ft @ 10s from 314° (NW)
5.0ft @ 8s from 319° (NW)

3.6ft @ 8s from 60° (ENE)
Northeasterly energy smaller than yesterday at Pauwela, but it should still provide Hookipa and the eastern exposures with some waves (maybe shoulder high today? I should report before 7am). But a new pulse of moderate period of NW energy is already at the NW buoy. Below is its graph that shows an increase starting mid day yesterday.

GP's rule of thumb for the travel time from that buoy hermetically says: 16h @ 16s +/-1h -/+1s. 10s are 6s less than the provided reference 16, so you have to add 6h to that and that makes for a total of 22h. So it's possible that sometimes in the afternoon, we'll see some of that energy arriving in Maui. Tomorrow will be much bigger.

Wind map at noon. Wonderful light offshores to start the day again instead.

Kahului Tides

High Tide     High Tide     Low Tide     Low Tide       Sunrise   Sunset
8:13a  +2.1                      11:50p  +0.7                       6:31a      5:51p   


North Pacific's close by fetch looks very impressive this morning. This swell is going to reach warning levels on Tuesday, I think. Very consistent too, not many lulls between sets.

South Pacific has a decent fetch too.

Morning sky.

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