Sunday 5 19 19 morning call

This photos shows one of the spot that I found working the best with yesterday’s southerly energy. It mostly was a knee to waist high day, with occasional long period bigger sets up to shoulder high. A little bigger at the harbor, but that’s always the case thanks to the amplifying effect of the deep water boat channel.

3am significant buoy readings
South shore
2.7ft @ 10s from 205° (SSW)                        

1.2ft @ 15s from 208° (SSW)

2.4ft @ 8s from 173° (S)

1.5ft @ 11s from 208° (SSW)
1.5ft @ 18s from 218° (SW)

1.5ft 18s at Lanai is a wonderful number which hopefully will produce more fun size waves to ride today, but don’t forget that the source of this swell was in the Tasman Sea, so it’s intrinsically inconsistent. Below is the collage of the maps of May 11, 12 and 13 to illustrate the point.
There’s still 1.5ft 11s leftovers of the incredibly resilient south swell that blessed us for the whole last week and I don’t know where the 8s energy comes from, I only hope (and think) it won’t bother too much the lineups. Check the webcam before going.

North shore
3.4ft @ 10s from 325° (NW)

3ft @ 11s from 313° (NW)

2.6ft @ 11s from 312° (NW)

4ft @ 7s from 48° (NE)

2.8ft @ 11s from 329° (NW)

New NW swell arrived at all the buoys (the NW swell registered a max of 4.5ft 10s yesterday), so there will be NW waves at Hookipa all day in addition to the NE windswell. Nothing to be particularly excited about, the windsurfers will enjoy them more than the surfers I think. Should be around head high.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific still not producing much.

South Pacific in full swing instead. Unfortunately the strongest fetch (blue circle) is oriented towards the Americas, but we’ll get some angular spreading.

Morning sky.

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