Friday, January 22, 2016

1 22 16 morning call

I took a day off both the water and the camera, so not much to report about yesterday other than the conditions were poor pretty much everywhere on the north shore. Enough wind to ruin the waves, not enough to sail, it happens.

So I'll fill the void with another void: one surrounded by blue Tahitian water. Photo by Ben Thouard.

I also ran into the clip of the Legends of the Bay final won by Kevin Sullivan. These guys had good waves.

Honolua Legends 2016 from BBoy Schlea on Vimeo.

Don't be deceived by the fact that the buoys are all trending down, there's still plenty energy out there. In fact, at 3am Pauwela reads
6.7ft @ 13s from 329° (NW)
4.0ft @ 9s from 351° (N)
which is still plenty overhead at Hookipa. Probably not too clean either, because of the overlapping swells and the wind that's been on it the past day and a half. Much cleaner on the west side.
---- 7am update: Pauwela reads 7.7ft @ 13s from 330° (NW), so there's definitely plenty side ----

Keep an eye on the Sunset Pro contest in Oahu, they're at day 6 of 11 and they haven't started yet. As a matter of fact, it says it's on, but I can't find a live streaming. Hopefully later it will be added/fixed.
Not much going on on the south shore, judging my the webcam.

Wind map shows the big intense fetch that is going to give us the next couple of big swells. First one is forecasted to start filling in late Sunday and peak Monday afternoon at 13f 15s from 318, but it's going to start more west than that, as the position of the fetch clearly indicates.
The very back of the fetch is going to intensify later on and give birth to a much bigger swell, once again in the extra large (if not giant) category, since the surfline forecast for Thursday Jan 28 at 2am is 19f 18s from 324.

MC2km map at 2pm shows wind that could get the desperate windsurfers excited and give them a little hope for some action.

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