Thursday, April 02, 2020

Thursday 4 2 20 morning call

Surfing at the time of the Corona virus vlog n.2 is up.

This is some much better nose riding.

Ah, that drop knee turn... got to start trying them!

Things are tightening up, this is a sign that can be found on beaches that are not classified as state parks (hence are not closed). Yesterday I was reading a book on my beach chair (completely by myself) and a group of uniformed officials kindly asked me to either leave or engage in an activity like the ones described below. I replied:"hey, if the police asks me to go surfing, I better do it! Thanks a lot, the waves look good right now!".
Only in Hawaii...

3am significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
2.8ft @ 14s from 180° (S)

3.1ft @ 14s from 172° (S)

3ft 14s? This swell is performing much better than I thought! Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
2.4ft @ 11s from 322° (NW)

5.1ft @ 9s from 76° (ENE)

Waimea is the only buoy that still shows a bit of NW energy, but the windswell is holding up nicely. Eastern exposures will be a valid option, seen the lovely lack of wind.

Wind map at noon (the other ones can be found at link n.-2 of GP's meteo websites list in the right column).

North Pacific fetches map (about 4 days travel time from the NW corner):
finally a semi-decent NNW fetch (although most of it aims to our west) after many days of windswell only (6ft 12s from 326 predicted by Surfline on Sunday). The associated low is going to stay in that area for a long time, providing us with moderate size waves and very light E to ESE winds. Next week looks good on the north shore.

South Pacific fetches map (about 7 days travel time from east of New Zealand):
nothing today.

Morning sky.

1 comment:

Greg said...

Hey just wanted to point out it looks like you accidentally posted the wind map from yesterday; it says 4/1..