Sunday, February 05, 2017

Sunday 2 5 17 morning call

Couple of sessions yesterday, the waves were clean pretty much everywhere in the morning thanks to the lack of wind. Here's some foiling action shots taken by my friend Tomoko.

Uff, that looks dangerous. Since the board where I'm getting the box for the installed will have a mast track, my friend Jeff Henderson recommended to learn how to windsurf foil first and then SUP. He thinks that the balance will be much easier while hanging on the boom in light wind. That makes a lot of sense, I'm definitely going to try that as soon as I get my foil. I'm also thinking that the wipeouts might be less dangerous since there will be no waves involved. I'll keep you guys posted.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore
2.7ft @ 15s from 295° (WNW)

That's the wrap, but with the Kona flow there should be no good conditions on the south shore. Check the webcams to verify that.

North shore
7.5ft @ 7s from 231° (WSW)
4.2ft @ 12s from 311° (NW)

4ft @ 14s from 317° (NW)

5.7ft @ 14s from 332° (NNW)

The Pauwela graph below shows a slow downward trend in the energy of the current NW swell and also a slight turn towards a less blocked direction. Plenty waves all day and with the period down to 14s, the size/power will be more friendly and many more people will be able to handle it. Coupled with the early morning light kona wind conditions, I'm calling a very high score in the upcoming beach report and a high crowd advisory.

Current wind map shows:
- a very large NW fetch
- a compact, stubborn, hard to die NE fetch up in the gulf of Alaska

NAM3km map at 7am shows great wind conditions for surfing at Hookipa.

Those won't last all day, as the Kona wind is predicted to start blowing stronger as early as 11am as the MC2km map below shows. Mind that this is the the OLD, not updated, more than 24h old map. Please check the new ones if they are available when you read this (link n. 17). Most definitely a day for sailing at Lanes.

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