Saturday, October 01, 2016

10 1 16 morning call

Windsurfing beat surfing yesterday for me. The light was gorgeous and I took my Gopro out.

Talking about which, tomorrow Sunday October 2nd is the launch of the new Hero 5. We'll have it for sale at Hi-Tech, come check it out!
I'm excited about the water proofness without the case, the touch display and the voice control. A bit scared about the one touch button (for me, the more buttons on a camera, the better), but I haven't tried it yet to see how that works. I will tomorrow afternoon!

I shared one wave with the current Aloha Classic champion Morgan Noireaux. Notice the back hand far back on the boom and the contortion in the body necessary to keep the flow going while redirecting the board towards the wave.
By the way, this year's Aloha Classic starts on October 31st. You can register here.

Morgan doesn't lay down the sail much in the bottom turn, at least not when the wind is light and slightly onshore like yesterday. You want to keep catching the wind during the bottom turn as much as possible in those conditions. Completely different would be the case of strong offshore winds.

Here he found a ramp for a beautiful and high back loop.

Significant buoy readings 5am
6.6ft @ 8s from 47° (NE)

5.6ft @ 8s from 43° (NE)
It's all about the windswell for this weekend.

1.1ft @ 14s from 199° (SSW)
Unless you feel like chasing that sliver of energy from the south that's showing at the Lanai buoy.

Current wind map shows a small NW fetch shooting mostly at the west coast, the windswell fetch and a small south fetch shooting mostly at the Americas.

MC2km maps not updated yet, here's the Windguru table that shows strong wind for the weekend, but also a lot of rain in the next days. As a matter of fact, I've heard quite a few squalls already this morning.

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