Friday, March 06, 2020

Friday 3 6 20 morning call

This week Fiji has been pumping after two months of summer smallness. This is Cloudbreak perfection posted by Namotu Island Resort.

Yesterday my session 2 of 3 (before work) was SUP surfing. Not exactly Cloudbreak, but not too shabby nonetheless.

One from the beach.

My pick of Jimmie Hepp's album of the windsurfing action at Hookipa.

4am significant buoy readings and discussion
South shore
0.9ft @ 12s from 195° (SSW)

1.4ft @ 11s from 228° (SW)

Below are the maps of Feb 27 and Mar 2, showing two very similar fetches deep down in the Tasman Sea. Both produced two large swells for Fiji. The first one didn't even make to two feet here and it's now down to the very marginal readings at the buoys today. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested (there's nothing).
The opening picture is from the second one, let's see what we get around Monday. Judging from the intensity of the fetch, it might be a tad more than the first one, but I wouldn't lose my sleep over it.

North shore
4.3ft @ 9s from 68° (ENE)
4.2ft @ 7s from 40° (NE)
3.1ft @ 11s from 35° (NE)
ENE Windswell temporary down compared to the past several days, while new 11s energy (3ft) appears from the NE. With only windswell in the water and plenty active wind on it, conditions will be rough everywhere on the north shore. Hookipa might be up to the usual head high, but I'll give it a 2 or 3 from home without even seeing it.

Wind map at noon (the other ones can be found at link n.-2 of GP's meteo websites list in the right column).

Small WNW fetch and NE windswell fetch in the North Pacific.

South Pacific has a weak Tasman Sea fetch.

Morning sky.

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