Thursday, March 08, 2018

Thursday 3 8 18 morning call

Only a SUP foiling session for me as I was busy for the rest of the day. Though job I have.

5am significant buoy readings
South shore
No indications of southerly energy at the buoys (back online thanks to my email). The Surfline forecast calls for 1.4f 12s. Yesterday it was knee to thigh high and clean in the morning.

North shore
7.3ft @ 12s from 6° (N)
4.1ft @ 10s from 10° (N)
2.5ft @ 4s from 354° (N)

5.1ft @ 12s from 16° (NNE)
4.1ft @ 9s from 20° (NNE)
2.4ft @ 5s from 31° (NE)

All about the northerly energy these days. 5f 12s from 16 can be fun. Plenty spots hit by that direction. I'll report from Hookipa later in the morning, but there'll be wind on it.

Wind map at noon shows good conditions for a Kihei downwinder.

North Pacific only offers a weak NNE fetch. The strong one in the NW corner is aiming at the mainland's west coast and we might get a bit of angular spreading. But that low is predicted to move south towards us and it will be responsible for Monday's big northerly swell that is predicted by Surfline to reach 13f 15s, unfortunately it will come with plenty wind.

Here's Pat Caldwell's way to describe what's gonna happen: Models show a deepening low pressure near the Date Line over the Aleutians 3/8. It is predicted to change track sharply to the SSE 3/9 as a long, wide fetch of gales to severe gales sets up over the 350-010 degree band. The system is expected to occlude 3/10 then move slowly to the NE 3/11-12. It should make for a long- lived event.

Long-period forerunners from 340-350 degrees are due mid Sunday. Heights should ramp up sharply Sunday PM, rising above average before sundown. It should peak at extra-large levels, meaning high enough for outer reefs, on Monday 3/12 from 350-010 degrees.

A little southerly fetch in the South Pacific.

Morning sky.

I subscribe to Dr. Greger website's daily videos and this morning there was another eye opener one.


Anonymous said...

GP, that photo you posted is of a minor! I talked with her at that spot yesterday. Please consider the impression you are giving off by posting this along with the comment. It isn't good.

cammar said...

Fortunately, I stopped worrying about the impression I give to people long time ago.