Tuesday 4 3 18 morning call

A longboard session for me yesterday. Here’s a windsurfer sailing at Hookipa with the Kona in the afternoon. The Kona wind is not unusual in April. Four consecutive days of it, are a bit unusual. But, as Pat Caldwell says, nature doesn’t like to be put in the cookie cutter.

6am significant buoy readings
South shore
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for nothing. There will be the windswell of the Kona and it’s gonna be onshore.

North shore
4.6ft @ 10s from 329° (NW)

3.1ft @ 8s from 84° (E)

For some reason, the Surfline algorithm to separates the energy of the swells hitting a buoy only picked up the E one at Pauwela, but both the Hanalei reading and the below graph show that there should be at least 3f 10s from the NW too. Overall the waves should be pretty similar to yesterday at Hookipa. I might do a beach report from there later in the morning.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific shows a very elongated fetch made by several weak lows. It should make for small medium period waves starting tomorrow afternoon.

South Pacific shows a very remote SSW fetch.

Morning sky.

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