Sunday, June 05, 2016

6 5 16 morning call

Surf lesson and longboard session at thousand peaks in the morning for me yesterday. I find the challenge of nose riding a perfect complement to the shortboard skills. It's all about finess and style versus dinamic aggressive style. Love it in the right conditions.

The beautiful rail of this Pearson Arrow 10f single fin. The board belongs to the rental fleet of Hi-Tech in Kahului and I dare you finding a fleet as good as ours. My students were intermediate and they loved the lesson and the boards I picked, to the point that they're going to rent them for the week.

Kids having fun on the SUP squatch.

This instead is a Town & Country 10 feet with a bit more volume.

4am significant buoy readings:
1.7ft @ 9s from 351° (N)
1.6ft @ 7s from 43° (NE)
0.8ft @ 11s from 56° (ENE)
0.5ft @ 16s from 60° (ENE)
1.2ft @ 13s from 201° (SSW)

Sprinkles of northerly windswell at Pauwela should make for almost flat conditions at Hookipa, while the leftover energy from the south is getting minimal too. Below is the South Pacific map of 7 days ago (May 29) and as you can see, the fetch is pretty weak.

Tough choice today. Wherever you go, you'll find very small waves.

Only a windswell fetch in the North Pacific today. The swell for this fetch is forecasted by Surfline for tomorrow at 2.2f 11s from 243 (even though the direction seems weird to me: if anything, it should have a bit of east in it).

Strong fetch in the South Pacific for next week. Still a bit oriented towards the east of us.
Nothing for Fiji, the men's contest started yesterday, but I'm still watching the ladies. Amazing surfing from Carissa in her quarterfinal heat.

Light wind again at noon. Regular trades forecasted to be back this week.

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