Friday, May 22, 2015

Saturday there's the annual Dooma Photos slide show at Lulu's in Lahaina.


I spent the whole day on the south shore yesterday and observed the swell grow from pretty much nothing in the morning to shoulder high sets in the late afternoon. I think it was the transition when the fetch crossed over New Zealand.
Weather maps shows the lack of isobars over the islands (no wind) and an approaching front. Gonna bring short period N waves (mostly tonight and tomorrow, not much at the Pauwela buoy yet and those 8-9s waves travel slow), N winds and a little colder air.

5.9ft @ 8s from 352° (N)           
4.2ft @ 6s from 2° (N)
2.6ft @ 14s from 174° (S)

1.4ft @ 9s from 327° (NW)

3.3ft @ 8s from 85° (E)

2ft @ 8s from 192° (SSW)
1.9ft @ 15s from 194° (SSW)
1.5ft @ 12s from 181° (S)
Wind map shows a fetch way up in the NW corner (always good), the approaching front and subsequent north winds and still a bit of a fetch down south.
Windguru shows light wind for today, with a little south wind action before the front hits.

2f 15s, gonna be another south shore day for me. Let's see if I manage to post an update on the conditions. Hopefully the south wind won't be too strong.

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