Sunday 6 9 19 morning call

Yesterday’s kids contest at Launiupoko was a success, I couldn’t find a picture, so this one is from last year. Here are some of the results.

Today it’s the Olukai downwinder. Not the best conditions, but definitely better than the one last month… what was it, the Paddle Imua?

4am significant buoy readings
South shore
2.2ft @ 13s from 218° (SW)

1.8ft @ 14s from 195° (SSW)

Tasman Sea swell holding pretty steady, so today should still provide the same thigh to waist high waves as yesterday, with the occasional bigger set. The usual beautiful morning conditions are blessing Lahaina as I type. Check the webcam yourself before going.

North shore
3.7ft @ 10s from 324° (NW)

3.1ft @ 10s from 317° (NW)

3.1ft @ 11s from 335° (NNW)

3.4ft @ 7s from 74° (ENE)

2ft @ 11s from 333° (NNW)

Small NW swell on the rise all day. Below is the graphs of the reported buoys. You can see how it seems to be still trending up at Hanalei and Waimea, so there’s hope that it will build a little more locally. But when a swell is that weak, it loses a lot of power just by covering more distance. The Surfline forecast on the right indicates 2.6ft 12s at sunset, but we’re already down to 11s , so the only hope is that the size goes up to 3ft like it is in the upstream islands. Meanwhile, 2ft 11s will barely make for waist to occasionally chest high waves. Nice calm wind in the early morning though.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific has a tiny WNW fetch (from a new low that seems to have some potential) and a wider, closer, but very weak NW one.

Yesterday’s beautiful fetch just east of New Zealand has moved more east and still blowing some water ondulations our way today. Notice the one way deep south. The thing is as big as the red circle, but I have no idea how the great circle rays look down there… we’re almost on the south pole.

Morning sky.