Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Tuesday 3 24 20 morning call

On this page it seems that starting Wednesday everybody is required to stay home unless for essential activities. Among those, there's "Doing solitary outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking, or running". Water activities are not listed, but they're obviously solitary outdoor activities too, so I think we're good there. But... can you drive to the spot of your preference? If you drive on your own, I don't see why not. The problem will be getting to the water. This is the sign posted outside the beach parks. Many spots don't require any trespassing, so I'm still not sure if surfing will be banned starting Wednesday.

Meanwhile, let's milk it as long as we can. Donovan executing at Guardrails.

This extremely fickle spot had half an hour of perfect wind and a couple of absolute gems.

4am significant buoy readings and discussion
South shore Barbers

5.4ft @ 17s from 191° (SSW)

3.4ft @ 17s from 204° (SSW)

I confess that when yesterday I wrote I'm expecting to see even longer period and more south energy tomorrow, I wasn't expecting this much! The reading at Barbers is truly impressive (Oahu might be bigger), but the one at Lanai is pretty solid too. There will be big waves on all the south facing shores. As usual, check the Lahaina webcam before going.

North shore     

7.7ft @ 9s from 42° (NE)
4ft @ 12s from 337° (NNW)
3.9ft @ 8s from 57° (ENE)
2.1ft @ 6s from 72° (ENE)

NE windswell on the way up and pumping already, with a surprisingly still decent NW energy on top, but the waves on the north shore will be blown out by the strong trades.

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

Nothing other than windswell waves are made in the North Pacific today.

Small S fetch down under.

Morning sky.


Anonymous said...

Someone posted on FB that he got a ticket at Lanes for surfing. I cannot say if it is true, but if it is, I would say the powers don't want any surfing anywhere.

(Ben) Jamin Jones said...

Surfing is an essential activity, as reported in several Hawaii news sources..

In turn, residents can leave their homes for various needs, including healthcare, purchasing food, medicine and gasoline, taking care of the elderly, minors, and those with disabilities, returning to a place of residence outside of Hawai‘i, picking up educational materials for distance learning, receiving meals and any other related services, and outdoor exercise – including surfing, swimming and walking pets.