Sunday, November 06, 2016

11 6 16 morning call

No water for me yesterday, the wind was too strong for anything of my taste.

The windsurfers at Hookipa didn't mind it instead and the contest saw another killer day. I enjoyed watching the streaming on the AWT page and below are a couple of sick maneuvers caught by photographers Si Crowther.

Camille Juban.

Ricardo Campello.

5am significant buoy readings
South shore
0.7ft @ 15s from 208° (SSW)
Tiny energy from the south, check the webcam to see if you like it.

North shore
5.5ft @ 11s from 337° (NNW)

9.6ft @ 12s from 338° (NNW)

5.8ft @ 12s from 345° (NNW)

5.8ft @ 12s from 337° (NNW)           
4.2ft @ 9s from 357° (N)

The period of the NNW swell went down (as periods do) and 6f 12s could be a fun size even for me (not a fan of big waves) at Hookipa. I'll check it out as usual, stay tuned for the beach report soon.

Current wind map shows a massive and pretty close fetch that will send us Tuesday's extra large swell that Surfline predicts to peak at 2am at 19f 16s from 340. Close fetches imply steep rises, but as steep as it will be, it can't go in just a few hours all the way up to 19f and that means that will start seeing the rise already Monday afternoon.
You can also see a new fetch setting up in the usual NW corner, it's one after the other, it's that time of the year. Nothing down south, it's that time of the year there too.

NAM3km map at noon today shows very light wind. If it stays like that, no contest today, but you never know... I've seen weirder things happen. They still have to complete the Pro men double elimination, the women double elimination, a few heats of the Masters and the whole huge board of Amateurs and unfortunately they won't be able to achieve all that.

At the moment, in fact, the only day of the remaining part of the waiting period of the contest that seems to have chances to be contestable from the wind point of view is Tuesday. Below is the latest map available (8am) and it already looks pretty good. The problem is that is the day when the waves will be huge and very consistent. There's 6 heats (possibly 7 if Pritchard loses its first final) left in the Pro Mens double elimination, if I was Duncan, I would send the first one out at 10am with a heat duration of at least 45 minutes, maybe even an hour if the channel will be closed out most of the time. Just suggesting, but let's see what happens today first.

1 comment:

CdnGuy said...

Great report as usual. Nice hearing you on the live stream today too! Cheers from Carl - AWT810