Sunday 5 26 19 morning call

The NW swell at Hookipa rose as predicted in the afternoon, here’s an example of the max size I could gather from Jimmie Hepp’s album.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore
2.6ft @ 13s from 292° (WNW)

2.1ft @ 16s from 192° (SSW)

2ft @ 17s from 194° (SSW)

1.7ft @ 13s from 198° (SSW)

New long period SSW swell on the rise at 17s, while the old one hangs in there at 13. Nonetheless, the waves are not exactly pumping in the webcam. Remember Pat Caldwell: As with the Mothers Day event, and as is most often the case from the New Zealand source region, highest aim of seas and swell were off to the SE of Hawaii. This places higher error bars on the local surf estimate.

This is a small set at the harbor, judging from they’re sitting, there must be bigger sets. Check the webcam yourself before going. BTW, a kind reader sent me an email to inform you that Dumps is open again.

North shore
6ft @ 11s from 325° (NW)

4.1ft @ 11s from 318° (NW)

3.9ft @ 13s from 305° (WNW)

5.4ft @ 9s from 81° (E)

3.1ft @ 12s from 322° (NW)
The waves at Hookipa look like head high on the webcam, but I’m sure there’s bigger sets here and there. Conditions look allright with light sideoff winds up and down with the squalls. Should stay pretty steady all day, eventually building to yesterday’s levels in the afternoon, if the wind will make the local windswell pick up a notch.

Wind map at noon.

The low started producing waves for us like 5 days ago is still hanging in there, greatly slowed down by the occlusion of its fronts. As a result, we get a small NW fetch also today.

South Pacific has a wide, but not particularly intense S fetch.

Morning sky. That’s the tail of a front from the low that made the NW wave passing over us.