Thursday 6 14 18 morning call

Too many sessions to list, here’s a video that shows what I did yesterday. It’s 8 and a half minutes long, save it for later if you don’t have time.

I hope I’ll be forgiven not to have taken any picture of the day, here’s a frame from a video of a friend that shows that foiling jibe at Thousand Peaks. Love the tree.

5am significant buoy readings
South shore

2ft @ 11s from 111° (ESE)                      

1.7ft @ 13s from 162° (SSE)

1.9ft @ 12s from 170° (S)

1.5ft @ 17s from 131° (SE)

1.6ft @ 13s from 145° (SE)

0.7ft @ 17s from 100° (E)

1.4ft @ 18s from 196° (SSW)

1.3ft @ 14s from 198° (SSW)

New long period south swell on the rise (you know how inconsistent they are). The numbers at the buoys are promising, but with such an extreme low tide at 9.23am in Lahaina, I’m afraid that only in the late morning the sets are going to show their potential. Not sure if I’ll be able to post a report, check anyway, just in case.
In the meantime, let’s not forget about the shorter period energy still in the water. That’s what I was surfing on that side yesterday and it still looks like it could provide knee to thigh high waves to me.

North shore
4.9ft @ 8s from 70° (ENE)

Yesterday’s NNW bump seems to have disappeared, but the Surfline forecast still calls for 1.5f 11s on top of the windswell, which, in turn, continues relentless.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific looking very wintery. The two lows merged into an impressive 964 mbar low. The strongest fetches are not oriented towards us, but we’ll still going to get a decent swell (4f 12s on Saturday predicted my Surfline).

South Pacific not offering anything, as that weak ESE fetch will probably be blocked my the Big Island anyway. After a pretty good start of the season, the southern hemisphere swells are going to take a week of break next week. Enjoy this weekend’s swell till it lasts.

Morning sky.