Monday, September 07, 2020

Monday 9 7 20 morning call

I really wanted to shortboard yesterday, so I took out my Bushman at Thousand Peaks. That board was shaped for Sunset Beach and I invested some waiting time in trying to find any similarities between the two breaks. Didn't succeed, but the board worked just fine. Sets were head high. Good news is that after months of foiling, I can still surf. Kinda.

4am significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
1.9ft @ 15s from 190° (S)
1.5ft @ 9s from 167° (SSE)
1ft @ 11s from 183° (S)

2.7ft @ 14s from 183° (S)
1.8ft @ 9s from 186° (S)
0.8ft @ 11s from 184° (S)
Still pretty good numbers at the buoys, check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
0.7ft @ 14s from 268° (W)
3ft @ 8s from 76° (ENE)
2.2ft @ 7s from 54° (ENE)
1.8ft @ 4s from 62° (ENE)
0.9ft @ 14s from 347° (NNW)

Almost one foot 14s of presumably NNW (Waimea shows W) energy is at Pauwela. That could be either a very improbable wrap of the westerly energy out of the typhoons SE of Japan we saw last week or most likely the forerunners of what we can call the first NW swell of the season, which Pat Caldwell was announcing for tomorrow afternoon (we'll look at the maps tomorrow). I don't think it'll do much today, so the usual small waves at Hookipa and on eastern 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).

Fetches map (circles legend: red: direct aim, blue: angular spreading, black: blocked, yellow: apparent direct aim, but out of the great circle ray map, so not 100% sure).
North Pacific (about 4 days travel time from the NW corner of the North Pacific):

South Pacific (about 7 days travel time from east/west of New Zealand):

Morning sky.

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