Monday, November 09, 2015

11 9 15 morning call

Great show at the windsurfing contest yesterday for the finals.

My favorite heat was the one for third place with Levi vs Kauli. Kauli won thanks to a very sick goiter in an extremely critical section that I managed to miss while shooting.

After that Kauli and Morgan battled a couple of heats for the win that went to the latter, but they didn't have particularly good waves.

The photos below are these two, but I should have kept shooting for the expression session at the end of the final, because it was quite exciting. Ricardo Campello landed a double goiter at the back of the wave (never seen anything like that), Antoine Martin did a huge backloop, Browsinho pulled off at least three double forwards, everyone was ripping.
It was like the final big concentrated bang of fireworks to seal a contest that was blessed by really good conditions.


Buoys 4am

7.7ft @ 9s from 66° (ENE)
3.7ft @ 11s from 352° (N)
3.5ft @ 6s from 83° (E)

5.3ft @ 8s from 24° (NNE)
3.3ft @ 13s from 335° (NNW)
1.2ft @ 5s from 29° (NNE)

8.5ft @ 9s from 81° (E)
4.1ft @ 13s from 331° (NNW)
1.5ft @ 5s from 74° (ENE)

3.8ft @ 7s from 135° (SE)
2.6ft @ 13s from 197° (SSW)
1.5ft @ 18s from 197° (SSW)

The NW swell is trending down and veering a bit to the north, while the easterly windswell keeps pumping together with the trades.
South shore slowing trending up today with the new long period component reading 1.5f 18s.
This would be a day with plenty options of where to surf, depending on your preferences.
Too bad I got to observe absolute rest (my rib popped out again yesterday) and that is going to be the case for quite a while.
Wind map shows a tiny WNW fetch just north of Japan (usually too west for Maui) and a larger NW one that is now aiming to the west coast though. We'll be lucky if we get the angular spreading.
We can pretty much say that no waves are being generated today for Maui, other than the windswell.

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