Monday, January 13, 2020

Monday 1 13 20 morning call

Here's a photo recently taken by a friend of mine who shows a shark peacefully cruising through a Maui lineup. There's two ways you can look at it:
1) OMG, how scary is that!
2) OMG, how reassuring is that!

Just like cars on a highway, unless a mistake occurs, they're not dangerous are they? Same thing with the sharks. With the difference that the probability of a car accident is immensely higher than the one of a shark attack. Buckle up and be worried when you drive, not when you surf.

4am significant buoy readings and discussion
South shore
No southerly energy at the buoys, check the Lahaina webcam.

North shore
2.7ft @ 15s from 319° (NW)

8.3ft @ 11s from 72° (ENE)
5.6ft @ 9s from 67° (ENE)
5.1ft @ 7s from 68° (ENE)
2.1ft @ 16s from 318° (NW)
ENE windswell in slight decline, but still pretty solid. 2ft 16s of NW swell will not make it much better because, once again, the real problem is the wind. The groundhog days continue.

Wind map at noon

Kahului Tides
High Tide     High Tide     Low Tide     Low Tide       Sunrise   Sunset
4:49a  +2.8   4:01p  +1.2  11:34a  +0.6  10:05p  -0.2    7:07a   6:06p    

Nothing but windswell once again.

(Too) little SSE fetch in the South Pacific.

Morning sky.


Anonymous said...

You're not going to tell us where that shark photo was taken?

mauisurfer said...

Not to worry, that picture could be anywhere in Hawaii.
Tiger sharks are everywhere.
They are apex predators, you seldom see them, but they see you all the time.
Don't believe me? Take a look at this site which actually tracks
a significant number of tiger sharks off Maui.