Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tuesday 5 22 18 morning call

Three shortboard sessions for me yesterday, as I needed to tune up the boards I'm taking with me to Fiji. This is the last Maui morning call until June 4th. But I might be able to post Fiji updates from the road, don't know yet. Here's the lovely little island of Namotu where I'm going to be staying for one week with the Kamala Kamp.

With a forecast like the one below, the ocean surrounding it will look quite a bit different than that. My first possible surfing day is 5/24 and my last one is 6/3. I should be able to surf Cloudbreak the last four days, but the other days are going to be a hunt for a break that is not too big to surf, which is most likely going to be pretty crowded. Sunday/Monday, I'll probably just watch. Not the best forecast for my taste (way too big), but I'll enjoy it anyway.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore

2.8ft @ 14s from 139° (SE)

2.1ft @ 14s from 158° (SSE)

2.8ft @ 13s from 144° (SE)

South swell coming down in period ever so slightly and today should be another good day on the south side, with slightly smaller sizes than yesterday. You guys enjoy.

North shore
5.9ft @ 8s from 90° (E)

Just windswell at the buoy, the waves at Hookipa should be fairly small.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific shows a small/weak fetch in the NW corner.

And that's the very strong fetch in the Tasman Sea that is going to produce the first batch of big waves for Fiji. The one behind should be even stronger. You guys in Maui will benefit too, with a couple of SSW swell in a week.

Morning sky.


Garrett said...

With that much size, make sure to check Tavi Rights.

Windchaser said...

Have a great trip.

cammar said...

Thanks guys!