Thursday, October 01, 2020

Thursday 10 1 20 morning call

Hookipa yesterday morning.

3am significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
Southerly energy not recorded by the buoys, as the NNW wrap is bigger. There might still be a tiny bit of it, but the south shore should experience a couple of days of tiny waves, before a Tasman Sea swell hits Sunday, followed by a proper south swell in the first half of next week. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency. Here's an image at 5.05am thanks to the full moon.

North shore

6.9ft @ 12s from 346° (NNW)

10.1ft @ 14s from 355° (N)


5.5ft @ 12s from 337° (NNW)

4.6ft @ 14s from 349° (NNW)


9ft @ 13s from 332° (NNW)

8ft @ 15s from 356° (N)

Below is yesterday's Pauwela's graph, the Surfline forecast and today's Pauwela's graph. As predicted, the swell went up considerably in the afternoon. Unlike the past one (and the last south swell), this swell did not surprise me with its size, as the fetch had a direct aim to us and it wasn't far away (see maps posted yesterday). Plenty more to come in the next 3-4 days, as brilliantly explained by Pat Caldwell. As far as today, 9ft 13s plus 8ft 15s will make for big and consistent waves (should be slightly declining at sunset before a new pulse hits tomorrow), so seek for sheltered places, unless you're a hard core surfer.

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.


mauisurfer said...

The Waiehu Municipal Golf Course, where our Mayor frequently plays,
opens at 5:30 am. on wee4kends.
But our Mayor refuses to allow Hookipa Beach Park to open its gates
until 7 am.
quote from Maui County web site:
Hours of Operation
• Starter's booth opens at 6:30am
• Tee times from 6:45am to 5:00pm
Weekends & Holidays:
• Starter's booth opens at 5:30am
• Tee times 6:00am to 5:00pm

mauisurfer said...

Maui County Code provisions re: park hours
Code Revisions Chapter 13
13.04A and 13.04 Comparison Document
Article I – Article VII

13.04.050 - Hours.
Unless otherwise ordered by the director, all parks shall be open to the public every day of the year during designated hours as established by the director. The opening and closing hours for each park and recreational facility shall be posted therein.
13.04.060 - Closed areas.
A. Any park or recreational facility or section thereof may be closed to the public by the director at any time when the director finds such to be reasonably necessary for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the public.
B. Upon such a finding, the director shall state in writing the reasons for the closing of the park or recreational facility and file such reasons with the council within ten days from the date of the closing. The written statement shall be available in the following alternative formats upon request: large format, braille, audiotape, and simplified language. In addition, the director shall file, upon request of the council, weekly status reports with the council outlining the current status of the problem within the park or recreational facility, any actions taken to minimize those problems, effectiveness of those actions taken and any proposed future actions contemplated to be taken by the director until such time as the park or recreational facility is reopened.

mauisurfer said...

So, the law is clear. It is up to the director of parks and recreation to designate hours for each park. And the director is appointed by the Mayor.
Long ago, in 2006, I spoke to the person who was then Mayor about Hookipa hours, and he got the parks director on another phone line, and they agreed that Hookipa would open at 5:30 am. A little earlier, 5 am, would be better. This remained the Maui county policy until Mayor Victorino unilaterally and without notice changed it to the present policy, which seems to be 7 am or whenever they get around to it.

mauisurfer said...

County says:
> Aloha,
> Under current Public Health Emergency Rules, County of Maui park hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
> Thank you,
> Brian Perry
> Director of Communications
> Office of the Mayor

I looked at the March 18 proclamation, and there is nothing in it

about park hours.

Likewise the July 31 proclamation.