Saturday, June 01, 2019

Saturday 6 1 19 morning call

Today I'll use a photo from the end of the road by OneMore Foto to celebrate the amazing run of south swells we just had.

Today and tomorrow a kite contest will be held down at Kanaha.

5am significant buoy readings
South shore
2ft @ 13s from 179° (S)                        
1.7ft @ 16s from 176° (S)

1.9ft @ 13s from 177° (S)

The anticipated new long period pulse of south swell looks pretty unimpressive at the buoys, but if you remember the collage of maps I posted yesterday, the map of 7 days ago (May 25) had no fetches at all. It was more the one of the 26th, so we might have to wait a little longer. But there's still some energy in the water. Check out this lovely harbor set, for example. Don't forget two things though:
1) the harbor is almost always bigger than anywhere else
2) you got to check the webcam yourself to see the consistency and wind.

North shore
3ft @ 10s from 326° (NW)

5.9ft @ 8s from 82° (E)

Waimea is the only buoy that still feels NW energy, but I wouldn't count on any of that locally. In Maui it will be mostly the easterly windswell, which is pretty decent clocking in at 6ft 8s, but from 82 degrees, so it will miss Hookipa a bit. Don't remember Hookipa's shadow line for the east swells? No problem, it's all calculated in the post Buoys to Maui travel times and Maui's shadow lines, permanently linked in the labels section on the right column of this blog.
I see waist to occasionally chest high weak waves in the webcam.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific has a very weak NNW fetch and the windswell one.

South Pacific has a nice fetch in the Tasman Sea.

Morning sky.

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