Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Wednesday 2 5 20 morning call

After a fun surf session, yesterday I foiled a barely breaking harbor and loved it, just like Donovan here in the photo. Carving on almost nothing is a wonderful sensation.

There you go, a friend of mine just sent me some clips of the session. This was a good one and look at the background. What a day!

4am significant buoy readings and discussion
South shore
No southerly energy at Barbers, check the Lahaina webcam to see what's there.

North shore
7.3ft @ 12s from 313° (NW)

2.6ft @ 13s from 328° (NW)

4.7ft @ 10s from 61° (ENE)
1.7ft @ 14s from 329° (NW)

The ENE energy is slowly trending down, but it will still the most noticeable one in the water, at least in the morning. There's some low NW energy too , but a significant increase will be noticeable only in the afternoon, as shown by the below collage of the NW and Pauwela graphs together with the Surfline forecast. Hookipa will have waves probably around head high, possibly bigger when the NW sets will increase. Higher heights from the ENE swell can probably be found on the easterly exposures.

Wind map at noon (the other ones can be found at link n.-2 of GP's meteo websites list in the right column). The whole morning should have no wind or light offshores on the north shore.

North Pacific has the three fetches circled in red. The one close by to our NNW is the one that will bring the onshores tomorrow, while the distant NW one will intensify and generate a fairly large swell (10ft 15s from 320 predicted by Surfline on Sunday).

South Pacific has a tiny S fetch. The larger one SE of New Zealand is blocked.

Morning sky. You can see the predicted front already on Kauai.

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