Friday, October 02, 2015

2 10 15 morning call

Three sessions for me yesterday, another day off that didn't go wasted.

This photo from Jimmie Hepp shows well the average wave conditions and my sail out at Hookipa.
I was by myself for a good while and, thanks to the gorgeous blue sky, the water color was unreal.

3.9ft @ 9s from 32° (NE)
2.1ft @ 15s from 11° (NNE)

3.0ft @ 11s from 44° (NE)
2.4ft @ 7s from 71° (ENE)

1.5ft @ 15s from 185° (S)
1.4ft @ 9s from 268° (W)
1.4ft @ 6s from 305° (WNW)
1.1ft @ 12s from 216° (SW) 
Everybody is frothing for the new big N swell. Well, people froth easily these days.  It's gonna have size, but IMO the quality will be poor because of the proximity of the source and of the local wind.
I'm talking Hookipa, of course.
Anyway, there's already a sign of it at the N buoy. I even circled the 15s readings on the graph.
That means we're gonna start seeing the forerunners possibly in the late afternoon.
Surfline calls for a peak of 8f 15s at 8pm Saturday. At that size, Jaws will most probably break (not an expert on that) and Honolua Bay for sure (good direction too).

Until then, 1.5f 15s on the south shore looks a lot better than 3f 11s with onshore wind on the north shore this morning. Just saying...

MC2km was very much on spot with the wind yesterday. Unfortunately, at the time I'm doing this call it's not updated yet, so we have to rely on the two models at the bottom of the windguru page.
Looking at that direction, I'm gonna call today "non sailable" on the north shore.

You can also tell that from the wind map. No high pressure generating trade winds, way more onshore than usual. I'm afraid that is going to be the case for the next few days, and that will also ruin the new swell. Unless you know spots that are not effected much by the wind, of course.
N fetch still there and a new WSW one. That storm is gonna take its time to move west, so we might definitely get some energy from it.

Happy hunting!

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