Friday, October 21, 2016

10 21 16 morning call

Yesterday's sessions report: a surf and a sail at Hookipa before work, after which I shot photos for literally 10 minutes and this is the best one I got: a nice hit to the lip of a head higher by Canadian sailor Glen Haslbeck.

The swell was coming up nicely with occasional overhead sets that were quite far apart though. I had a brief look at Hookipa in the semi-dark at sunset and wasn't impressed.

3am significant buoy readings
1.2ft @ 14s from 262° (W)
1.1ft @ 4s from 189° (S)
0.9ft @ 9s from 187° (S)
0.5ft @ 7s from 190° (S)

3.8ft @ 8s from 145° (SE)
2.3ft @ 13s from 303° (WNW)

All kind of wraps at the south facing local buoys, but no proper long period southerly energy.

7.8ft @ 8s from 21° (NNE)

5.4ft @ 13s from 335° (NNW)

4.7ft @ 13s from 332° (NNW)

4ft @ 13s from 324° (NW)

NW buoy getting slammed by the windswell generated by the strong high pressure reigning north of us.
NW energy still at the N, Waimea and Pauwela buoy, it should stay around the 4f mark in Maui with the period eventually coming down a second or two by sunset.
Current wind map shows a pretty strong but far away WNW fetch and the windswell one. Nothing down south.

If you perceive a lack of enthusiasm in this call, blame the Windguru table below. It reflects what I saw on the Windity run I also did: wind, wind, wind and more wind. Mauisurfreport: a surf report with a mood.
Oh well, good thing there's a windsurfing contest coming up at least!

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