Friday, January 23, 2015

1 23 15 morning call

First shot of the day is this one from Jimmie Hepp that shows what's been called the best female barrel ever done at Jaws. Surfer is Paige Alms.

This other shot instead is from Jason Hall and it shows that there was plenty big wave action not only at Jaws, but pretty much all over the island.

Today's 5am buoys readings:
12.5ft @ 14s from 289° (WNW)

7.6ft @ 15s from 309° (WNW)

4.8ft @ 14s from 282° (WNW)

8.7ft @ 14s from 318° (NW)

That clearly shows there's plenty swell in the water and we also know that tomorrow it's going to get extra large again! Unfortunately, this time the wind will turn onshore in the afternoon, but let's not get ahead of ourselves and let's first have a look at the wind today.
In the wind map below, we see the close fetch that has been pumping the waves for tomorrow's pulse.
We can already see a new low spinning NE of Japan with already a decent fetch of winds oriented towards us. The wave factory is running full steam.

In this closeup we can admire the local circulation. Not much wind at all in the morning, since we're sitting beautifully in that no wind transition area, but the whole thing is going to shift east as the day progresses. So we should have some Kona winds in the afternoon. It's actually possible that someone will sail Lanes in the afternoon.
And then tomorrow, as I was saying, after a relatively windless morning, the front will pass over us and the wind will turn onshore and ruin everything.
No complains there. We had an incredible run of good to epic waves, the idea of a little rest almost feels good...

Allright, I got to run because I have a SUP lesson at 7am, you guys have fun in the sun.

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