The new camera should have arrived, I just need to find the time to go get it. In the meantime, these might well be the last shots ever taken by the old one.
Couple of gopro shots foor good measure.
I tried to hold rail through that section, but I didn't make it.
5am significant buoy readings
2ft @ 8s from 251° (WSW)
Either way, this morning it should be a manageable size at Hookipa and the increase should be more visible at sunset.
Don't expect anything particularly clean though, still lots of directions at Pauwela. And still a big gap between the highest energy on this graph (from 320-325) and the one reported by the buoy (350).
NAM3km map at 2pm shows light onshores.
Fortunately, the 6am wind reading is for 3 mph offshore.
The clouds that brought the rain yesterday evening seemed to have passed, but the air is still quite unstable (raining as I type).
In fact, the indication on the Windguru table is for more rain and clouds tonight and tomorrow all day. I'm sure the wind addicted will notice the return of the trades for Thursday/Friday next week.
Current wind map shows:
1) distant west fetch
2) fetch responsible for next swell now getting a little weaker, but still making waves for us
3) windswell fetch
4) small fetch down under
PS. I just received an email that announced that:
HSA Legends of the Bay is ON for this Thursday 3/9/17! Open Men check in before 7:00am, Legends before 12noon.
PPS. I just received another email that announced that:
- Surf Sprints: the dramatic venue of Ho'okipa Beach Park delivered one of the most exciting racing spectacles the sport has ever seen last October as the World's best stepped up for a battle to remember. This year, an extremely promising surf forecast bodes well for equally spectacular action, as tension mounts for what will be a dramatic start to the 2017 season. The APP World Tour Surf Sprints will be broadcast LIVE this year starting at 11am HST / 1pm PST on Saturday 11th March at appworldtour.com
- Long Distance: originally planned as the iconic and world famous Maliko to Kanaha Downwind Run, due to the forecast light and variable winds, organizers are already formulating and will post an alternative course for this weekend's long distance race should this wind pattern remain through the weekend as predicted. This new course format will provide plenty of excitement for participants and spectators alike and will establish Kanaha Beach Park as the focus for all race activity and entertainment for Sunday 12th March. The final decision regarding the course to be taken over the next few days as the forecast develops. Stay tuned for updates on this at www.appworldtour.com and across our social media channels at #appworldtour.