Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday 5 19 17 morning call

I went surfing before the call this morning and this is a picture of Hookipa I took around 7.30am after my session. The offshores were easing up and it was pretty gorgeous out there. I scored it 3.5 in the 6am beach report that you find below this call, because of size and inconsistency, but there were some high quality waves out there. I got a little vision of the lip on top of my head on a left that was like an 8.

Yesterday I surfed in the morning and had another short attempt at wind foiling in the afternoon. Still a lot of struggle, but I had 5 seconds of magic silent ride that were worth the whole thing. The wind is kinda patchy inside the harbor and that doesn't help, I might try on a 15 knots NE steady day at Kanaha next time.

Some windsurfers hit the small waves at Hookipa in the afternoon.
This photo is by Jimmie Hepp from this gallery.

7am significant buoy readings
South shore

2.2ft @ 15s from 203° (SSW)

1.8ft @ 14s from 194° (SSW)

1.6ft @ 15s from 183° (S)

New southerly pulse hitting the outer buoys, check the webcams for size.

North shore
2.5ft @ 10s from 322° (NW)

2.2ft @ 11s from 326° (NW)

On the Pauwela graph below you can see how the NW swell never went over two feet yesterday (light blue line), but, apart from a decline in the period, it's staying pretty stead this morning. It should continue to hold throughout the day, before declining tomorrow, going in the 9s range.
Wind prediction at 2pm shows some easterly trades. All Windguru's models are calling for a pretty much windless day and that's what the isobars would suggest. We'll see. Good test for this new model I'm using.

Current wind map looks so good today, that it deserves to be zoomed in, north and south (below).

The north Pacific map shows a absolutely decent new NW fetch. The swell it's generating is forecasted by Surfline to reach 6f 12s from 324 at 2pm on Monday. Unfortunately, the wind is predicted to be moderate from a NE direction of around 60 degrees. That'll ruin it. Maybe the kiters can still enjoy it with that direction.

But what's really exciting is happening in the South Pacific. A pretty impressive fetch has set up S to SE of New Zealand. It's gonna improve for us in the next 12 hours, before becoming too zonal (east to west direction of the winds). The related swell is forecasted by Surfline to be around 3+ feet 15s over the weekend, but I'm liking also Friday with 2f 18s. We're talking next week.

Here's how those fetches look like on the Meteogram map.

No clouds whatsoever and another gorgeous day in paradise is on its way.


(Ben) Jamin Jones said...

Have you discovered this site with surface maps that can be looped. For the N Pac you can go back as far as prior 99 days (though it takes a long time to load). 14 days is pretty quick though.

cammar said...

Thanks Ben,
I saw that in this video and was wondering were it was. It seems that this morning it's not working though. I'll try again later.

(Ben) Jamin Jones said...

Not sure how that URL I sent got messed up, but this should work...

Without all the parameters...