Friday, October 16, 2015

10 16 15 morning call

My gopro doesn't want to connect to my pc so today no action shots.

Seen the poor conditions at Hookipa, I went straight to the south shore where I had a first fun session in miniature perfection.
Then I taught a lesson at Thousand Peaks around noon. Paddled out with light onshore, it glassed off on us and became pristine.
The wind at Peaks is the most unpredictable of the whole island.
Even MC2km gets it wrong sometimes, but yesterday was calling for light offshores at that time, that's why I picked that spot for my lesson. My student had a blast.

4.1ft @ 11s from 349° (NNW)
3.7ft @ 10s from 346° (NNW)
1.6ft @ 6s from 8° (N)
1.1ft @ 18s from 149° (SE)

3.7ft @ 8s from 44° (NE)
2.1ft @ 6s from 30° (NNE)
2ft @ 11s from 337° (NNW)
0.9ft @ 4s from 50° (NE)

2.5ft @ 14s from 178° (S)
1.6ft @ 12s from 228° (SW)
1.4ft @ 9s from 298° (WNW)
1.3ft @ 20s from 193° (SSW)

Small numbers at the Pauwela buoy and with a wind prediction like the one below, there's no doubt that I'm gonna travel south again.
Also because 2.5ft @ 14s is not a bad reading at all by itself. Add 1.3ft @ 20s that are the start of a new long period swell that should be on the rise and you have a possible fun day on your hands.

Fetches both north and south.

Below are the maps of the south pacific (the region we care about) of Oct 9, 10 and 11.
Average time of travelling for long period swells from down there is around 7 days, so now you know that in the next days south shore is gonna have some nice energy.

I'll post reports during the day.


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