Saturday 11 9 19 morning call

Another day of fun waves at Hookipa. October had wind (and big waves) for a few days at the beginning, and then it has been pretty much windless.

4am significant buoy readings and discussion
South shore
3.1ft @ 14s from 186° (S)

2.1ft @ 14s from 196° (SSW)

Nice readings at the local buoys, the first pulse of the amply predicted south swell is here. Imo, there will be another bigger pulse on Monday, but in the meantime, there’s some occasional head highers at the harbor and absolutely perfect conditions. Check the Lahaina webcam yourself if interested.

North shore
5.8ft @ 13s from 332° (NNW)

4.2ft @ 13s from 306° (WNW)

2.5ft @ 11s from 344° (NNW)

2.3ft @ 9s from 347° (NNW)


3.9ft @ 9s from 48° (NE)

2.1ft @ 11s from 348° (NNW)
0.5ft @ 5s from 45° (NE)
0.3ft @ 18s from 348° (NNW)
New NW swell is up at the NW buoys (although with significantly different readings: 5.8ft vs 4.2ft at 13s). Waimea and Pauwela don’t really show much of it yet, but it should come up steadily throughout the day. Below is the graph of NW101, which is not particularly clear, so for once I circled the black line (sum of all the energies in the water) to indicate a rise that started around 6pm yesterday.

GP’s rule of thumb for the travel time says 16h @16s +/- 1h -/+1s, so at 13s it takes 19 hours to get here. From dawn to dask, the size should increase. Probably starting with the usual head high stuff. I will possibly report from the beach around 7am… unless I turn around at Lanes and go surf in Lahaina.

Wind map at noon. Should be windless till 10-11.

North Pacific has a couple of NW fetches, both pretty large, but also weak.

South Pacific has a weak SSE fetch (the one in the Tasman Sea is too weak to do anything for us).

Morning sky.