Sunday 1 21 18 morning call

Shortboard, SUP foiling and longboard sessions for me yesterday and that’s all before going to work at 2pm. I was so busy, I had no time to take a photo of the day, so here’s one of those amazing shot by Ben Thouard in Tahiti.

2am significant buoy readings
South shore

No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for a slowly rising 1.4f 15s.

North shore
NW101
4.9ft @ 13s from 348° (NNW)

Hanalei
4ft @ 14s from 340° (NNW)

Waimea
2.6ft @ 15s from 329° (NW)

Pauwela
8.5ft @ 10s from 71° (ENE)

3.0ft @ 4s from 81° (E)
2.5ft @ 16s from 333° (NNW)

New NW swell on the rise, below are the graphs of the four reported buoys, plus the Surfline forecast (yellow line), which reads 3f 15s at 8am and 4.3f 15s at 2pm.. As usual, you can see the swell moving down the island chain with the delay and the slight energy loss due to travelling. Not much refraction in this case, since the original direction has enough north and is unblocked.

Windswell still pumping from around 70 degrees. Waiheu side had some solid size and no wind yesterday morning. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen today, as the wind is already blowing pretty strong all along the north shore.

Wind map at noon shows moderate easterly trades.

North Pacific shows small scattered fetches and a easterly windswell one.

South Pacific offers a weak distant southerly fetch.

Morning sky.

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