Friday, August 10, 2018

Friday 8 10 18 morning call

Day of rest for me yesterday as I had to nurse my back pain. Timing was horrible, because the south shore was going off pretty much all day. This is one of the many spots that lit up in a photo by my friend Curtis. Oh well, hope you guys scored.

5am significant buoy readings
South shore

7.3ft @ 8s from 158° (SSE)
1.1ft @ 15s from 240° (WSW)

4.8ft @ 8s from 115° (ESE)
2.3ft @ 12s from 155° (SSE)
1.3ft @ 17s from 162° (SSE)

3.8ft @ 8s from 107° (ESE)                        
1.2ft @ 17s from 200° (SSW)
1.8ft @ 13s from 196° (SSW)
0.7ft @ 18s from 184° (S)
2.2ft @ 12s from 187° (S)
1.1ft @ 18s from 181° (S)
Hector's energy should be completely gone (only showing at the W buoy, but the SSE direction is going away from us), so today we're left with a little bit of energy of the old south swell (down to 12s). The good news is that a new long period south swell is predicted to be SLOWLY rising all day and that should make for a pretty good day tomorrow. Below is a comparison between Ala Moana yesterday around 2pm with extremely consistent double overhead sets and today's much more mellow conditions. I need to rest, but I have a massage in Lahaina, so I'll report at one point.
North shore
4.2ft @ 9s from 5° (N)
3.5ft @ 6s from 55° (ENE)
The short period N swell is slowly going down but it's going to last a couple of more days. 

Wind map at noon.

Not much going on in the North Pacific other than a weak windswelly NE fetch.

South Pacific has a small but well positioned S fetch. 0.8f 15s in exactly one week predicted by Surfline out of it.

Morning sky with Hector getting out of the picture.

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