Sunday, October 16, 2016

10 16 16 morning call

Yesterday's session report: surfing and windsurfing were both fun.

Specially the last one as I lucked out into a couple of hours of unusual mid afternoon slack of the wind, before it picked up again around 4.30pm. Conditions were like in this photo taken from this gallery by Jimmie Hepp.

Significant buoy readings 7am
0.9ft @ 16s from 241° (WSW)
Minimal energy from some WSW source at the Lanai buoy, the Lahaina webcam looks accordingly small.

3.5ft @ 9s from 4° (N)
3ft @ 11s from 349° (NNW)
2.7ft @ 14s from 280° (W)

4.7ft @ 11s from 339° (NNW)
2.9ft @ 10s from 341° (NNW)

3.3ft @ 12s from 342° (NNW)
2.5ft @ 10s from 344° (NNW)

3.6ft @ 8s from 59° (ENE)           
2.3ft @ 11s from 335° (NNW)                      
2.1ft @ 13s from 345° (NNW)

Small stuff at the northerly buoys, but from a nice unblocked NNW direction. I surfed Hookipa early morning (you'll find a couple of beach reports under this post) and it was head high and with the usual mix of windswell chop and morning sickness. Some clean sections too. Overall, it should be a fun day of surfing, also considering that the wind shouldn't be quite as strong as usual.

This, in fact, is the MC2km map at noon.
There will be a SUP sprint contest in and out of the waves at Hookipa mid day and that could be fun to watch. All the top guys will be in it.

Wind map shows a small fetch in the NW corner (little bump in 3-4 days) and a similar one down south.

PS. The Windguru table did change as I hoped, but for the worse. Now the weekend wind is predicted to be not that strong, but it's gonna be onshore. I do like the lack of wind after that though. But the message is: every time you look at the bottom row of that table, you're wasting your time.

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