October 5-October 11, 2020

October 9, 2020 The northwest swell has faded, but the buoys are still showing some decent south and east swell with light winds. The only problem today was that the tide was wrong; well not wrong. How can tide be wrong? My selfish timeline wanted low tide to match my schedule, not the moon’s schedule.Continue reading “October 5-October 11, 2020”

September 14-September 20, 2020

September 14, 2020 The girls came to school with me today. We planned to leave at lunch time so we could have a beach day down at Waiohai, but meetings popped up and Evora decided she couldn’t skip her hula class. So, we left at 1:20 instead of 12:00, but no problem. We got outContinue reading “September 14-September 20, 2020”

September 7-September 13, 2020

September 9, 2020 I decided to leave work early today so I could paddle around. There is only one low tide today, around 1:30 this afternoon, bottoming out close to .3 feet. The moon is halfway to new and I wonder if the long flat tides, showing up as only one low and one high,Continue reading “September 7-September 13, 2020”

May 23-May 29, 2020

May 23, 2020 Low tide was at 7:51 this morning, at -0.22 feet. Last night there was no moon, a new moon. If the skies are clear, there will be the tiniest sliver of crescent tonight, like a fingernail scratch on the darkness of night. The surf forecast called for a mid-sized NW swell fillingContinue reading “May 23-May 29, 2020”

May 9-May 15, 2020

May 14, 2020 I headed out for Anchors around 11:00, after working on my National Board renewals all morning, and helping Violet with her virtual school. We sit together on the bench at the table, shoulder to shoulder. Today the tide was low early then basically flat all day. The winds were light and theContinue reading “May 9-May 15, 2020”

May 2-May 8, 2020

May 3, 2020 M– mentioned he might be able to surf this morning, so I headed for Mahaʻulepu, hoping the wind wouldn’t be too bad. The low tide bottomed out at -0.07 feet at 7:14 this morning, which meant a rising tide. I love catching Mahaʻulepu just after a really low tide. The skies wereContinue reading “May 2-May 8, 2020”

April 25-May 1, 2020

April 26, 2020 The moon was new a few days ago, maybe yesterday, and the morning low tide has been negative. Today it bottomed out at 10:50 a.m. reaching down to -0.11 feet. I did not know this as I pulled up to Makaʻiwa, standing on the shore at 10:45. In my head was theContinue reading “April 25-May 1, 2020”

April 11-April 17, 2020

April 11, 2020 We’ve been locked down for almost a month. Today I had to head in to Lihue for a bunch of errands, including supplies to build my chambered wooden surfboard, toilet paper, and some basics from Costco. I also needed to replenish our supply of lemons by visiting the tree near my classroom.Continue reading “April 11-April 17, 2020”