Saturday, May 23, 2015

23 5 15 morning call

Below a pretty crazy backloop off the lip attempt by Graham Ezzy at Jaws last winter. Photo by Jimmie Hepp.

Yesterday it was another really fun day on the south shore. Thanks to the lack of wind, I managed to squeeze three sessions by 1pm.

6ft @ 8s from 4° (N)
3ft @ 10s from 331° (NNW)
2.6ft @ 13s from 160° (SSE)
2.4ft @ 11s from 345° (NNW)
3.1ft @ 9s from 344° (NNW)           
2.9ft @ 5s from 4° (N)
1.5ft @ 11s from 340° (NNW)
1.8ft @ 14s from 196° (SSW)
1.8ft @ 9s from 288° (WNW)
1.6ft @ 12s from 182° (S)
1ft @ 18s from 198° (SSW)
The north shore will have some waves (I can even hear them), but the onshore flow, the short period and the closeness to the source will make them rather stormy (that's my guess).
So I'm going south again, also because a new pulse is already at the barbers buoy (1f 18s). Should get bigger in the afternoon.
Onshore flow for today showed in the windguru table, that also shows pretty light wind for the rest of the week.

Wind map shows the close fetch that is generating the N short period waves and a couple of fetches down under. The one in the Tasman sea will move over New Zealand in the next few days and aim swells at us from a better direction.

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