Friday, July 19, 2019

Friday 7 19 19 morning call

After surfing the Lahaina perfection for the last... I don't know how many days, yesterday I surfed Pavillions and it was like going from heaven to hell. I might do that again today, just to be reminded of how good we have it on the other side... when there's waves. There's none now, but this photo of Cloudbreak posted yesterday by Brothers Surf Tours makes me hope that the flat spell is only going to last a few days. Don't get too excited, that might turn into waist high by the time it gets there.

No quality waves around it's the perfect scenario for me having to work 12+ hours at the Hi-Tech anniversary sale tomorrow. Just like Pavils, it reminds me of how good I have it (or more precisely I choose to have it) the other 364 days of the year. It's also the perfect scenario for you to come take advantage of the crazy deals on offer.

4am significant buoy readings and discussion
South shore
1.6ft @ 14s from 177° (S)

1.3ft @ 13s from 183° (S)
0.9ft @ 11s from 182° (S)

Tiny numbers at the buoy equal tiny waves in the water. Check the webcam yourself before going.

North shore
5.2ft @ 8s from 82° (E)

7.1ft @ 9s from 98° (E)

Pretty decent windswell, specially at Hilo. What would Pauwela read? Probably something in between. Hookipa will have small, weak, mushy blown out waves throughout the day. They usually clean up quite nicely at sunset though.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific has the windswell fetch.

The Tasman Sea fetch is a bit weaker today, the SSE one keeps blowing instead. The two swells should arrive at the same time (hopefully starting Monday), it'll be interesting to watch the interaction. Some energy of the latter will be blocked by Big Island though, so we'll have to wait and see.

Morning sky.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

I finally got a response about the Pauwela bouy! Just in case you were interested in it the PacIOOS wrote:

"Thanks for your email! The Pauwela wave buoy broke free from its mooring and will be redeployed as soon as possible. Our staff have been busy with redeployments in other parts of the Pacific, but we are hoping to get the Pauwela buoy back in the water within the next months."