Thursday, November 07, 2019

Thursday 11 7 19 morning call

Before I forget again, Hi-Tech is looking for a worker in the rentals in Kahului. About 20 hours/week (4-5 half day shifts). Must be a surfer and windsurfer. Email me or call the shop (877-2111) to ask when I'm working and come see me if interested.

As reported, yesterday morning Hookipa was head and a half, and a 7.5.

Later on, a light NE wind picked up (as predicted by the wind maps) and the quality went down a bit.

My favorite wave in Indo was an off season 10 instead. Photo randomly found on Facebook posted by John V.

So was the Haleakala. Photo by Jimmie Hepp.

4am significant buoy readings and discussion
South shore
1.2ft @ 16s from 201° (SSW)

Only a small reading at Barbers should mean very small waves today. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested.

North shore
6.6ft @ 10s from 347° (NNW)

3.4ft @ 11s from 335° (NNW)
2.8ft @ 7s from 346° (NNW)
2.5ft @ 9s from 327° (NW)

3.9ft @ 9s from 358° (N)
3.3ft @ 11s from 336° (NNW)
2.3ft @ 6s from 20° (NNE)
Leftover medium period energy at the buoys, the waves at Hookipa should still be at least head high. Will report later from the beach.

In the meantime, let's see how Pat Caldwell described the evolution of the fetch of the current swell (still the one that was big Monday/Tuesday):
The long-lived, slow-moving low pressure area NNW to N of Hawaii 11/1-5 created the resent above average surf of 11/4-5. The broad area of weakening low pressure 11/3-5 had a large fetch area of strong breezes to near gales north of 35N with a northward shift. The tail of the fetch 11/4-5 was over 2000 nm away near the Aleutians. This should keep steady surf leaning to the small side Thursday into Saturday with a slow downward trend from 325-345 degrees.

Below is the collage of the maps of Nov 2 to 5. The length of the fetch is why this swell is lasting so long (although smaller than its start).

Wind map at noon. Unfortunately the light NE wind should be on it pretty soon in the morning.

Kahului Tides
High Tide     High Tide     Low Tide     Low Tide       Sunrise   Sunset
12:07a  +1.5  11:42a  +2.0   5:25a  +0.8   6:21p  +0.4    6:33a   5:49p    

North Pacific has a couple of fetches aiming to the NE of us. We will get angular spreading.

Similar situation in the South pacific.

Morning sky.

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