Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday 11 26 19 morning call

Pretty solid NW energy all day yesterday, this is my pick of Jimmie Hepp's gallery of the windsurfing action at Hookipa.

4am significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Lahaina webcam reflects that.

North shore
4.3ft @ 12s from 307° (WNW)

2.4ft @ 12s from 306° (WNW)

5.8ft @ 9s from 60° (ENE)
3.4ft @ 6s from 68° (ENE)
3ft @ 13s from 322° (NW)

NW energy still around but today on a more noticeable decline, as the period it's going to be mostly around 13-12s. What's not declining at all is the windswell (no surprise, with the strong fetches we've seen lately), so eastern exposures should be topping the heights today. Hookipa gets both, so I'm still gonna call it possibly overhead from home. No wind in the morning.

No signs of the next NW swell at the NW buoy, that one will only be here tomorrow (peaking around 6ft 14 from 311 Wednesday night, according to Surfline). We'll talk about it in more detail tomorrow.

Intrigued by that massive 11ft 18s northerly swell weekend prediction I mentioned yesterday, this morning I did a full Windity run and didn't see anything that would justify it. Evidently, the models have changed and now the prediction is "only" for 8ft 16s from 356. That's a much better size for Honolua, so there's hope for good waves for the WSL ladies, but there can be more changes in the models. That's why I tend to focus on the current 24 hours in my posts. Long term analysis can be a bit of a waste of time. Stay in the present is the spiritual message in the waves.

Wind map at noon. No wind on the north shore till 10-11am.

Kahului Tides
High Tide     High Tide     Low Tide     Low Tide       Sunrise   Sunset
2:36a  +2.8   1:33p  +1.7   8:51a  +0.8   7:59p  -0.5    6:45a   5:45p    

North Pacific has an unimpressive fetch in the very NW corner up there and a strong windswell fetch.

Nothing from the south.

Morning sky.

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