Thursday, September 29, 2016

9 29 16 morning call

Early morning surf session.
Champions league Napoli game at home.
First windsurf session.
Lunch and nap at home
Second windsurf session at sunset.
That's my day off yesterday. And the best thing is that the total amount of driving time was less than 5 minutes! I love living where I live.

This is the me, check the whole gallery by Jimmie Hepp.

I actually also took some pics myself. This is Levi Siver. Check where he took off. He's gonna land that aerial 360 smoothly in the spot where the tip of the mast is. He calculated perfectly the space he needed to move down the line to land safely on the open face and considering how difficult an aerial 360 already is as a move, for me that is mind blowing. Total control, like Felipe Toledo.

Significant buoy readings 4am
5.2ft @ 8s from 62° (ENE)

3.8ft @ 8s from 18° (NNE)

5.5ft @ 8s from 54° (ENE)

As predicted (see the discussion on yesterday's call) the short period swell turned more to the east and went slightly down in size, reflecting perfectly the history of the fetch that generated it.
That's why I post the current wind map every day. So that you guys can have a picture of what's going on out there and try to keep it in mind for when the waves generated from all the different fetches arrive.
Guide lines arrival times for the most common fetch positions:
- 3-4 days for a storm in the classic winter NW corner
- 7-8 days for a classic summer fetch east of New Zealand
- 0-2 days for the windswell fetch east of us when the trades are blowing strong (about to happen in the weekend)

1.2ft @ 14s from 190° (S)                     
Minimal southerly energy, but not flat on the south shore.

Current wind map shows:
- a very weak fetch in what I just called the NW corner
- the windswell fetch
- a fetch down south which is pretty strong but now aiming at the central America, so we'll rely on the angular spreading in a week.

MC2km maps not updated yet, it should be windy again.

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