Tuesday 3 10 20 morning call

I got this shot of a kiter at The Point before I went surfing at Hookipa late morning yesterday.

4am significant buoy readings and discussion
South shore
0.7ft @ 14s from 210° (SSW)

1.3ft @ 14s from 200° (SSW)

A bit of Tasman Sea energy at the buoys, check the Lahaina webcam to see what’s there.

North shore
3ft @ 15s from 347° (NNW)

1.3ft @ 18s from 308° (WNW)

0.9ft @ 18s from 306° (WNW)

6ft @ 9s from 23° (NNE)

5.3ft @ 11s from 19° (NNE)
The upstream buoys show the rise of a low long period WNW swell, which could be possibly become noticeable locally in the afternoon. But the relatively elevated shorter period NNE readings at Pauwela, makes me think that this is going to be 90% or more of the energy in the water today.
Hookipa should be occasionally overhead and pretty consistent, but on the soft side of things, because of the short period. Nothing epic, but could be fun, thanks to the lack of wind till around 10am.

Wind map at noon (the other ones can be found at link n.-2 of GP’s meteo websites list in the right column).

North Pacific has the NE windswell fetch and a possible angular spreading northerly swell (missing us to our west this time) associated with a newly formed low that will greatly influence our weather for the next several days.

Below is the last day of the ECMWF model (March 19) and it still shows the low to our north.

A low in that position forces the trades to shut down locally (or at least to be limited in strength) and consequently the 10 days Windguru map shows very little trades. Bad news for the wind lovers, good news for the surfers.

Tiny fetch E of New Zealand should not do much for us.

Morning sky.