Wednesday 3 12 19 morning call

A longboard session for me yesterday. Here’s a video shot on what seems day 2 of the contest at Honolua that has just been posted.

As usual, Jimmie Hepp was shooting Hookipa, here’s a shot from this gallery.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore
Barbers
0.7ft @ 18s from 219° (SW)

Lanai
1.5ft @ 14s from 193° (SSW)

1.3ft @ 12s from 213° (SW)

Lanai still feels 1.5ft from the old swell while Barbers feels 0.7ft 18s from a new one. Yesterday it was knee to waist high, but after watching Ala Moana briefly I’m going to guess only knee high today.

North shore
NW101
5.2ft @ 12s from 326° (NW)

Hanalei
6ft @ 13s from 322° (NW)

Waimea
4.7ft @ 13s from 323° (NW)

Pauwela
4.6ft @ 9s from 67° (ENE)

4.1ft @ 13s from 322° (NW)
 
Both the medium period NW (light blus) and the short period ENE (dark blue) energies seem to be trending down on the Pauwela graph below (and they did compared to yesterday), but the Surfline forecast shows that they should stay pretty steady today and tomorrow. Another day of head high plus waves, which at Hookipa can easily assume the alternative meaning of head high plus wind…
Possible beach report from there coming up before 7am.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific has a couple of small westerly fetches and the now weaker easterly windswell fetch. Overall a sub-average day of waves generation for the period, but things will change dramatically in the next few days, as a captured nearby fetch will generate a monster swell that is now predicted to reach 20f 15s on Sunday night.

South Pacific has a small fetch.

Morning sky.

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