Monday, October 05, 2020

Monday 10 5 20 morning call

Still good size waves at Hookipa, as this album by Jimmie Hepp shows. Kai Lenny knows how to pick his waves.

These other photos are by Art Wible, just to show the variety of disciplines that, at each single moment, Maui offers the opportunity to do.

4am significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
2.8ft @ 8s from 165° (SSE)
0.8ft @ 16s from 219° (SW)


2.2ft @ 8s from 184° (S)
1ft @ 11s from 230° (SW)
0.8ft @ 13s from 226° (SW)

Northerly energy is not wrapping into those buoys anymore, so now they show some SW energy coming from the Tasman Sea fetch I posted the collage of two days ago. A new much bigger southerly pulse is predicted to possibly start picking up in the late afternoon. Below is the graph of Samoa that shows a rise in the 16s period Thursday night (red circle). The post Buoys to Maui travel times and Maui's shadow lines tells us that it takes 3.5-4 days for that period to get from there to here, so expect this swell to be filled in tomorrow.

As for today, check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency. Not much but not flat either.

North shore
4.2ft @ 10s from 316° (NW)


3.2ft @ 11s from 334° (NNW)
2.1ft @ 10s from 343° (NNW)


4.2ft @ 11s from 351° (N)
2.1ft @ 10s from 356° (N)

Northerly energy on its final decline, but still offering 4ft 11s. Hookipa should still have at least head high waves this 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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