Saturday, May 02, 2020

Saturday 5 2 20 morning call

Couple of uninspired out of the water days for me (not a fan of strong wind), this is Hookipa around 4pm yesterday.

6am significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
0.9ft @ 13s from 175° (S)

1.2ft @ 12s from 191° (SSW)

Very small southerly energy at the buoys, check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
4.2ft @ 10s from 360° (N)

2.1ft @ 9s from 341° (NNW)
1.7ft @ 11s from 332° (NNW)

2.4ft @ 9s from 346° (NNW)
2.4ft @ 11s from 338° (NNW)

5.4ft @ 7s from 58° (ENE)
3.1ft @ 11s from 344° (NNW)
2.9ft @ 9s from 343° (NNW)

The second NNW pulse expected yesterday eventually did arrive (almost 3ft 13 at sunset at Waimea, just like Caldwell said), but smaller than predicted and now it's already down to 3ft 11s locally. Hookipa will have a mix of that and ENE windswell, probably poor shape even though the wind is blowing light at the moment. Should be the usual head high with occasional bigger sets.

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):

South Pacific fetches map (about 7 days travel time from east of New Zealand):

Morning sky.

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