Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday 11 16 17 morning call

Massive day of action for me yesterday. I surfed Honolua Bay, wavesailed on the west side and SUP foiled the harbor at sunset.

Honolua was a 5, but a 5 at the bay is worth at least an 8 at Hookipa. This shot is the point before I got out.

This is the cave after I surfed. Conditions and size improved.
4am significant buoy readings
South shore
No indications of southerly energy at the outer buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 1f 14s. Probably flat to knee high at most spots, occasionally bigger in Lahaina.

North shore
8.4ft @ 10s from 25° (NNE)

8.6ft @ 9s from 13° (NNE)

7.9ft @ 8s from 35° (NE)
6.3ft @ 11s from 27° (NNE)
Plenty NNE short/medium energy on tap also for today. Conditions won't be clean because of the moderate wind and the mix of sources, one of which is very close, got to look for sheltered spots that filter out some of the energy.

The wind model I use is not updated this morning, here's the Windguru 10 days table that shows moderate trades from around 62 for today (that's a bit more north than the ideal 75) easing up by the weekend and the start of next week.

The North Pacific is pretty active and shows three fetches:
- a weak WNW one
- a strong NNW one (10f 14s from 347 predicted by Surfline at 2pm on Sunday)
- a close NE windswell one

No fetches of relevance in the South Pacific instead

Morning sky.

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