Sunday, February 28, 2016

2 28 16 morning call

Double surf and windsurf session for me in a day that saw a lot of action everywhere.

Check out the pristine conditions for the second and final day of the "Legends of the bay" contest at Honolua, for example. Photo by Jeff Lackey.

This is how Hookipa looked in the afternoon instead. The call for spectacular conditions was pretty easy, seen the perfect size of the waves and the light wind that didn't ruin them. Photo by Jimmie Hepp.

 Blog author disregarded his trigger finger condition and enjoyed a session that he ranked 8.5. Photos by Gisela Helenius.

Going over the falls while windsurfing is not as common as while surfing, but blog author managed to pull it off.

Today a reinforcement swell will hit. I circled the raise at the NW buoy. It started around 3pm and the period was 12s. GP's rule says 18h at 12s, so I think around 9am we'll see a similar raise.
In the meantime, at 4am the Pauwela buoy reads
5.2ft @ 13s from 333° (NNW)
3.3ft @ 9s from 340° (NNW)
2.4ft @ 11s from 333° (NNW)
and that is plenty to have fun with.
I wouldn't wait for the reinforcement, because the wind might get worse.

Wind map keeps showing solid fetches. I forgot to circle it, but it's pretty evident. Warning levels once again on Wednesday (!) with Surfline calling for 19f 15s from 324.
Swell after swell, this amazing winter keeps going strong.

And if that's wasn't enough, the South Pacific is temporarily coming back to life adding a coupe of lovely fetches of its own.

Bit frustrating that at the time I do this call the MC2km maps are usually not updated yet. This is today's map at noon, BUT IT'S YESTERDAY'S RUN and it shows the start of an onshore flow after a beautiful calm or even light offshore morning.
In case I won't have the time to update it later, please check it yourself, because today's run (if they do it!) will be much more accurate. Link n.17 of GP's meteo website list.

There we go, here's the Sunday's updated noon map. In this case, pretty similar to the older one: the start of an onshore flow around noon is confirmed, the light offshores in the morning too.

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