Friday 5 10 19 morning call

A shortboard and a longboard session for me yesterday. No photo of the day, this is literally the first photo that appeared at the top of my facebook feed. We sure don’t look like fish, every shark attack to a surfer is an incredibly improbable mistake. So improbable that driving at any time on any highway is a much more dangerous activity. Photo by OneMoreFoto.

3am significant buoy readings
South shore
Barbers
2.4ft @ 12s from 209° (SSW)

1.3ft @ 15s from 189° (S)
1.2ft @ 18s from 184° (S)

Lanai
2.7ft @ 14s from 189° (S)

1.4ft @ 9s from 178° (S)
1.1ft @ 11s from 184° (S)

Interesting numbers at the local buoys. Unlike Barbers, Lanai doesn’t report the long period swell, but I believe it’s only a temporary thing. What’s great is that 2.7ft 14s reading, which should provide with some consistency in between the slowly arriving long period sets. Below is a picture of the Lahaina webcam yesterday at sunset. That is obviously a long period set.

Btw, this is the tentative schedule of the HSA contest at Breakwall this weekend.

North shore
NW001
7.2ft @ 9s from 38° (NE)

Hanalei
3.7ft @ 11s from 321° (NW)

Waimea
3.1ft @ 9s from 345° (NNW)

2.6ft @ 11s from 318° (NW)

Pauwela
2.3ft @ 10s from 351° (N)

2.3ft @ 8s from 45° (NE)
2.2ft @ 11s from 328° (NW)

The NW buoy reading is due to the vicinity to the local low. Locally, we have a mix of small NW to NE energies that should make for another small day at Hookipa. Hard to guess the size, max head high but with smaller average size is my call from home. Won’t be able to report, as I’ll be driving to Lahaina in the dark, but the conditions should be very clean.

Wind map at noon. Notice the strong N wind in the Lahaina area that should start picking up around 9am. The model nailed it yesterday.

North Pacific has a tiny fetch associated with yet another nearby low that will cause the local winds to be light NE.

South Pacific has no fetches, with the exception of a wide one of strong SE trades. Irrelevant though, as the related windswell is going to be blocked by the Big Island.

Morning sky.

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