Monday, May 15, 2017

5 15 17 morning call

Just that morning lesson for me yesterday, but it was lovely with clean belly high waves.
These are the very windy windsurfing conditions at Hookipa in the afternoon in a photo by Jimmie Hepp fom this gallery.

5am significant buoy readings
South shore

3.1ft @ 12s from 141° (SE)

2.4ft @ 12s from 156° (SSE)

1.9ft @ 13s from 155° (SSE)

The numbers at the outer buoys varies between 2 and 3 feet and 12-13s, check the webcams to see what that means.
That's an unridden waist higher.

North shore
6.4ft @ 9s from 63° (ENE)

Solid windswell at Pauwela will make for up to head high blown out mushy waves at the point and Pavils.
But with a reading of 22 (13-22)mph at 5.40am, I'm definitely heading somewhere else.

Wind map at 2pm shows the usual hell lot of wind.
Current wind map shows:
1) weak NW fetch
2) windswell fetch
3) south fetch. We'll keep an eye on that big low in the Tasman Sea, it'll get better for us in a few days when it will move east of New Zealand and connect with the circulation south of it.
Overall, not a bad day of wave generation for us.
Morning sky. The trades are so strong that they're creating rain on the north shore even if they're pretty easterly.

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