Monday, October 05, 2015

10 5 15 morning call

I don't have action photos from yesterday, so here's the sunset as captured by the lens of Jimmie Hepp.

Lack of action photos doesn't mean that there was no action. I had my surf and windsurf sessions on the west side and both of them were fun. Got lucky with the surfing, since breakwall glassed off on me, while sailing wasn't epic as yesterday, but still up to logo high sets with super light wind, which I enjoy a lot.

4.7ft @ 13s from 14° (NNE)
4.3ft @ 10s from 35° (NE)
2.1ft @ 7s from 26° (NNE)

4.6ft @ 12s from 9° (N)
4.3ft @ 10s from 11° (NNE)
2.6ft @ 6s from 14° (NNE)
2.1ft @ 14s from 186° (S)
1.9ft @ 9s from 307° (WNW)
1.5ft @ 8s from 263° (W)
1.5ft @ 6s from 316° (NW)
N swell tapering down but still at a fun size. Notice all the different periods, that'll make the waves and their breaking pattern unclean. But my eye was immediately caught by the 2f 14s from the S at the Barbers point. Where is that one from?
Easy to find out when you have someone who saves the wind maps for you...
This is the map for Sept. 28 and the fetch SSE of us is responsible for that swell. Probably knee to waist high, but no more north wrap for the lahaina breaks.

MC2km map at 1pm shows not enough wind for sailing, but if the sun comes out you never know.

Wind map shows fetches from three different directions (the south ones being very weak, but they're gonna get better tomorrow) and that stubborn storm still SE of us.
That storm is forecasted to actually move up to the east of the islands and that will unfortunately create an onshore flow for our north shore. Wind direction showed with an arrow in the map above for Oct 7 Wednesday morning.
Not good for surfing, not good for sailing. Good for resting and after having spent a minimum of 4 hours in the water in the past three days, I can sure use some.
The good news on that map is that fetch SE of New Zealand. If confirmed, that's a pretty nice south swell in 10 days.

Keep scrolling down and you will see a photo report from the west side yesterday mid morning.
Photo reports can come at any time (I'll do one from Hookipa soon), so please check the blog from your mobile device if you're on the road and want some updates. Cheers.

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