Tuesday, January 06, 2015

1 6 15 morning call

Plans are made to be changed. That is particularly true when it's applied to the surf spot search. I wanted to surf Honolua, but the swell was smaller than forecasted and I had to go for plan B, which is hereafter documented. Not a bad one, if guys like Dusty Payne and Granger Larsen showed up!
Not a bad one also because I surfed 3.5h and caught 30 waves...
the left I surfed

Mr.Larsen observes the action before hitting the water

Mr Payne was surfing a closeout break all by himself. A guy videoing just him from the beach. The tough job of a professional surfer. He's on the WCT again this year, best luck to him.

In the meantime, the main left kept delivering


3 photos sequence of Dusty

absolutely love the use Dusty does of his shoulders

nice shot with the water sprout in foreground. Still check those shoulders and arms.

and in the meantime, the left kept delivering...

when these two groms walked by me, one of them was saying a little disappointed:"I don't see it really barreling though..."
Which is exactly the reason why I could surf it!
Let's see what's on tap today.
The Maui buoy disappeared from the list, so I'm guessing it's down. No big deal, because there's the Pauwela buoy which is an excellent backup (the two always show VERY similar readings).
Here's what it reads at 5am:
4.7ft @ 9s from 11° (NNE)
3.4ft @ 11s from 346° (NNW)
2.5ft @ 14s from 322° (NW)

We should be used by now to ride this kind of mixed swells, since it has been the case for many days.
But today it's gonna be worse than usual, because the wind is and will be onshore all day.
So, not too many plans to be done today, other than maybe rest or surf Paia Bay which, believe it or not, it's so messy anyway that it doesn't change much with the onshore wind!
A increase in the size is possible for sunset time

but, again, even if that happens, the wind will still be on it.

The wind map below shows the onshore wind direction.

Also too onshore for decent windsurfing on the north shore, MAYBE tomorrow late afternoon it will be sideshore enough to meet my high standards. But don't forget there will be a massive swell and the combination of the sideon wind and big waves is never a good one.
Thursday looks like a great day actually, but that's waaaaay too far ahead.
The MC @ 2km website is completely down this morning, so once again, here are the two models at the bottom of the windguru page: one says around 40 degrees for the wind this afternoon, the other around 30: too onshore.

One thing I'd like to point out is the 5am Lanai buoy readings:
1.8ft @ 9s from 198° (SSW)
1.2ft @ 5s from 281° (WNW)
1.2ft @ 15s from 228° (SW)

See that one foot 15s from 228? When I drove back from the west side yesterday I saw it and I wondered what it was... Nice knee to occasionally waist high clean lines if you guys want to get out of the north shore onshore wind and enjoy the milder climate of Lahaina. Check the (Lahaina Fish Company) webcam first though!!!

Have fun in the sun everyone!

Oh, don't forget! TOMORROW is the night of the Addicted to Life movie at the Iao Theater in Wailuku and this is the link to buy the tickets online! Can't wait to see it!!!

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