Friday, October 09, 2020

Friday 10 9 20 morning call

It's been a few days in which Maui has offered so many different conditions depending on when and where you go. This is foiling on the the north shore in the early morning in a photo by Art Wible.

I was foiling on the south shore instead.

And this is my pick of Jimmie Hepp's Hookipa windsurfing album of the day.

4am significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore

2.6ft @ 10s from 171° (S)
2ft @ 13s from 194° (SSW)
0.7ft @ 16s from 180° (S)


1.9ft @ 13s from 175° (S)
1.8ft @ 10s from 186° (S)
1.2ft @ 16s from 177° (S)

Southerly energy down to a couple of feet 13s (which is still fun), but new low 16s seems to have arrived too. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
5.9ft @ 10s from 19° (NNE)

3.4ft @ 9s from 351° (N)

Judging from the direction at the NW buoys, the swell is turning more NNE so it might be missing Maui to the west. Unfortunately Pauwela is not working, so we don't really know what's in the water locally. I'm gonna guess still head high waves at Hookipa. Possible beach report later in the morning.

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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