Friday, October 10, 2014

4am buoy readings:

Hanalei (welcome back online!!!): 7.3ft @ 15s from 313° (NW)
waimea: 6.4ft @ 17s from 317° (NW)
maui: 5.3ft @ 15s from 319° (NW)
lanai: 2.9ft @ 17s from 229° (SW)

So the first winter caliber swell of the season arrived. We had at least a couple of other swells before this, but this one is the first that really had a winter feel to it (read: the channel between Hookipa and Lanes occasionally closed out).

As predicted, Jaws broke (thanks Levi for the photo!) but no one was out. It will be definitely bigger later today and tomorrow for the second pulse of this swell.

Peahi on Oct 9. Photo by Levi Siver

The fact that the swell has two pulses is quite evident in the Waimea buoy graph below.

And if you want to know why it has two pulses, try to figure it out yourself by looking below at the weather maps of the storm that generated it. Good luck.

What to do today?
North shore is going to be windy, so not so good for surfing. Not so good for windsurfing either for me, since I prefer very light wind.

Yesterday it was the opening day for Honolua Bay too, and it looked pristine, so going west is an option. Today gonna be packed though.

I'm actually thinking south, but that Lanai buoy reading is too suspicious. Can't tell if it's the Tasmanian swell or the wrap of the nw swell. The Lahaina webcam will tell... once there will be light!

Anyway, this is my little help. Keep checking the blog during the day, because, like yesterday, I may add photos and reports during the whole day.

Have fun in the sun everyone!

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