Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Tuesday 5 1 18 morning call

A SUP foiling session for me yesterday, here's how the waves looked like: fun.

Foil waist high equals chest high.

Here's how Honolua Bay looked instead, courtesy of a Hi-Tech rental customer.

5am significant buoy readings
South shore

No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 2.2f 12s. A new long period low swell is predicted for tomorrow.

North shore
5.1ft @ 9s from 352° (N)

5.6ft @ 9s from 354° (N)

The energy from the close by low is winding down and it's now purely short period. Still something to play with and to take advantage of, as the rest of the week looks pretty tiny. Below is the graph of the two reported buoys plus the Surfline forecast from three days ago, so we can compare if it was accurate or not. Not 100% in this occasion, as they got the Sunday night dip right, but unfortunately the bounce back wasn't as high.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific doesn't look particularly exciting and that's why Pat Caldwell's summary read "Low spell". But this "extended" winter is not over just yet as May 8th might see a 9f 12s swell from the NNW.

South Pacific has a couple of fetches, but nothing to get particularly excited about.

Morning sky.

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