Monday 5 20 19 morning call

No photos from yesterday, this is an amazing display of unique style surfing by Maui’s Clay Marzo. It looks like the embedded version has a problem (not sure if temporary), but you can always click on the link to get to it. His ability of reading the wave down the line and adapting to it without unnecessary movements is incredible.

Jesus Stance from Kamala Maither on Vimeo.

4-5am significant buoy readings
1.6ft @ 16s from 205° (SSW)

1.9ft @ 16s from 201° (SSW)

Tasman Sea energy down to 16s today and the webcam shows smaller waves than yesterday. There’s still occasional chest high sets, like the one below, but don’t forget that the harbor’s size is always the biggest, in town and not. As usual, check the webcam before going.

I think the energy in the water is reflecting the time when, around a week ago, the fetch went over New Zealand (check yesterday’s fetch maps collage). To see if the directions reflect that too (and they do), this morning I used Google Maps to draw some very remote shadow lines. The resulting map is below and I added it also to the usual Buoys to Maui travel times and Maui’s shadow lines post.

North shore
1.2ft @ 11s from 330° (NW)

3.6ft @ 6s from 68° (ENE)

3.1ft @ 8s from 69° (ENE)

NW energy pretty much already gone at the buoys, I expect Hookipa to be flat to tiny and stay like that for quite a few days.

Wind map at noon.

Nothing in the North Pacific.

South Pacific has a big fetch oriented towards the Americas (blue circle) with a small portion oriented towards us (red circle). We should still get angular spreading energy from the first one.

Morning sky.

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