Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday 4 16 18 morning call

A shortboard session for me yesterday. Even though Honolua was not even remotely as glorious as the day before, it was still fun. Plus, we don't know if it's gonna break again this season, so I had to get a last session down.

Lahaina side was knee to occasionally waist high.

Meanwhile, at Hookipa the windsurfers still had some solid size waves to play with. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this gallery.

5am significant buoy readings
South shore

No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 2f 15s.

Below is the collage of the fetches maps of April 8, 9 10 and 11. As you can see, there were fetches every day, hence we should have waves every day.

That is confirmed by the Samoa buoy graph (yellowish/greenish line), which I saved yesterday just before it went offline.

North shore
7.9ft @ 9s from 51° (ENE)
2.8ft @ 12s from 341° (NNW)

NW energy almost completely gone, it's all about the windswell today and it will be so until at least Thursday. The trades are going to be pretty strong too, so it's going to be difficult to find clean waves on the north shore.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific shows a fetch in the NW corner and the windswell one.

South Pacific shows a strong fetch SW of the Tasman Sea, hopefully we'll get something out of it. Surfline calls for 1-1.4f 18-14s for the first days of next week.

Morning sky.

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