Friday 8 16 19 morning call

Beautiful waves on the south shore yesterday, no time to take photos, here’s Philippe Carneri of Horue doing some winGfoiling freestyle.

4am significant buoy readings and discussion
South shore
2.9ft @ 9s from 170° (S)

2.2ft @ 13s from 246° (WSW)                        
0.9ft @ 11s from 188° (S)

2.3ft @ 9s from 169° (SSE)

2.2ft @ 14s from 266° (W)
1.7ft @ 11s from 216° (SW)            
2.6ft @ 13s from 272° (W)
Today the leftover south is down to 11s and the two local south facing buoys can more easily distinguish it from the 13-14s westerly energy. Hanalei instead continues to feel only the west undisturbed, so we’ll take that as a reference and it seems to be smaller than the last couple of days. Observation of the Kihei cams confirms so, but it’s far from flat. Lahaina instead has early morning onshores, due, IMO, to the relatively strong trades already blowing on the north shore.
I got a snapshot of both below, for once Kihei beats Lahaina both in quantity and quality of the surf!
In case you didn’t check the post Buoys to Maui travel times and Maui’s shadow lines, here’s an abstract from it that shows how westerly energy (if big and long period enough) can actually get anywhere on the Lahaina side.
That’s good news for the Hi-Tech organized Ole longboard contest at Launiupoko tomorrow. It won’t be big, but it won’t be flat either.
Wind map at noon.
North Pacific has a small fetch in the NW corner and the windswell one.
South Pacific has a small S fetch.
Morning sky.

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