Friday, September 09, 2016

9 9 16 morning call

Just one surf session for me yesterday in a strong offshore afternoon at Thousand Peaks. Was fun until the wind got too strong. Looked like it was getting lighter at sunset. Still some shoulder high sets.

Below is the windsurfing action at Hookipa with small windswell waves. Photo by Jimmie Hepp.

Buoy readings 4am
4.3ft @ 8s from 63° (ENE)
2.9ft @ 6s from 54° (ENE)
Still a bit of windswell to avoid the flatness at Hookipa.

2.7ft @ 15s from 204° (SSW)
And still some decent energy on the south shore. It's like day 4 of the swell and that's when the crowd should be a tiny bit less, since they all read the other forecasts that say the swell is on its way down. It is, but 2.7f 15s is still worth the drive.

In fact, this is the wind map from Sept 2 (7 days ago), showing a couple of fetches responsible for the leftover energy at the buoy.

Current wind map shows a NW fetch that will give life to the first official NW swell forecasted by Surfline to peak at around 5f 12s Tuesday night.
It also show a long windswell fetch and a small one north of New Zealand.

MC2km map at noon shows some wind on the north shore, but not particularly strong.

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