Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wednesday 2 14 18 morning call

Shortboard session at beautiful Honolua Bay yesterday for me, below are some photos I took.

Doubl hand drag proved to be successful down the line.

Tanner Hendrickson was way up the line and got this barrel there.

And hit the closeout afterwards.

5am significant buoy readings
South shore
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 0.6f 16f but only in the afternoon. That would be the start of a low, long lasting, long period swell coming from the remote fetches circled in the maps below (6,7 and 8 March).

North shore
4.4ft @ 12s from 336° (NNW)
3.9ft @ 7s from 33° (NE)
3.6ft @ 10s from 341° (NNW)

6.4ft @ 7s from 57° (ENE)
4.1ft @ 12s from 349° (NNW)

The NNW energy disappeared at the NW buoy, while it's still at the N one. That confirms what I wrote a couple of days ago about the swell being bigger east of the NW buoy. Still some energy in the water though, on the steady decline for the next couple of days. The Surfline Offshore Swell Heights forecast proved to be extremely accurate again, so below are the next three days. The purple line is the NNW swell, the red is the E windswell. I'll post a Hookipa beach report by 7.30am. Webcam shows still overhead and windy.

Wind map at noon shows easterly trades. So easterly that the early morning hours should see no wind down the coast.

North Pacific looks better than yesterday with a couple of small NW fetches. The related small swells should arrive Sunday and Monday.

South Pacific shows two very remote fetches.

Morning sky.

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