Thursday, April 02, 2015

2 4 15 morning call

Yesterday saw a fun glassy early surf session at Hookipa (wind came up around 8, so the dawn patrolling really paid off), a beginner surf lesson with friends at idyllic perfect knee high south shore and a very windy windsurf session up the coast.
My resolution of not sailing more than 20 knots didn't last long.

Knee high glassy is perfect for teaching, but as an opening photo I chose one of Yuri Soledade that is just a little more impressive. I don't know what wave that is, but my bet is that ain't Maui.

If you wonna see some Maui action instead, here's a shot of Jimmie Hepp of a very tweaked aerial by Graham.

Today we have similar conditions. The Pauwela buoy is only registering windswell that can be fun at Hookipa and the other east facing spots:
5.9ft @ 9s from 71° (ENE)
4.2ft @ 6s from 74° (ENE)
0.5ft @ 16s from 63° (ENE)
The Lanai buoy went down quite a bit but a quick look at the Lahaina webcam still shows some knee high peelers:
1.5ft @ 7s from 173° (S)
1.3ft @ 12s from 191° (SSW)
1.1ft @ 4s from 158° (SSE)  

It should be another windy day, according to the two models at the bottom of the page of windguru.
Bit frustrating that they don't update the MC2km page before I post this... I like that 100 times better.
North pacific wind map shows a comforting little NW fetch and an immense ENE one going all the way to the mainland.
World wind map shows a nice couple of south fetches. Once again, next week is not flat either on the south shore.
Gonna go catch that windswell, photo report from Hookipa coming up soon.

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