Thursday, May 21, 2015

21 5 15 morning call

No photos from yesterday, I'll make up with a video that shows my very personal opinion about the difference between two Dakine footstraps: the Primo and the Supremo.

I did go south anyway, and it was small, inconsistent, but clean.
This morning should be bigger, let's jump right into the buoys.

3.6ft @ 8s from 80° (E)           
2ft @ 17s from 208° (SSW)

4.1ft @ 8s from 83° (E)

Pretty much nothing on the north shore, just a bit of leftover windswell (which I enjoyed sailing yesterday afternoon), even the NW swell has nothing better to read than the SSW swell.

I like what Barbers reads and even more what Samoa reads! 3-4 days from that Buoy to here.
1.5ft @ 18s from 219° (SW)
1.1ft @ 14s from 203° (SSW)
6.6ft @ 13s from 169° (SSE)           
2.7ft @ 20s from 173° (S)           

Wind map shows a couple of fetches up north and still the tail of that long lasting storm down under sending waves our way. See that strong fetch SW of New Zealand? It's not shooting at us yet, but it will in a few days, for a continuous south shore action all the way into next week.

The map also showed how the islands are now in an area of light wind, and that is confirmed by the MC2km prediction at noon below.



If you go south, you might find interesting to look at the weather map of 7 days ago (below), to try to understand why it is going to be so inconsistent. It's still the Tasman Sea swell. The inconsistency is due to:
- long travel
- lots of islands to go through

1 comment:

Brian S said...

Good post. There's also the booty factor. I know you like booties, but by I'm referring to footwear. In my (limited) experience, the stretchier footstraps are harder to get out of if one wears booties. For that reason, I don't like the Supremo's