Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday 5 22 17 morning call

A surf and a wind foil session was my booty yesterday. Here's another kind of booty I luckily captured in 2008 at Oluwalu, that came up in those Facebook memories of the day things. My best duck dive shot ever, I love her dry hair and everything else.

3am significant buoy readings
South shore

2.4ft @ 13s from 170° (S)

2.5ft @ 13s from 176° (S)

Still nice southerly readings at the outer buoys, Thousand Peaks loves that size and period. Knee to waist high and peeling is my call.
Below are the wind maps of 15, 16 and 17 that show continuous fetches aimed at us, so there should be background swell for the next few days too. If the whole summer was like this, I would feel the need to go to Indo a little less. It's been fun down there, yesterday I gave my early morning SUP session a 9.

North shore
7.3ft @ 8s from 4° (N)
4.2ft @ 12s from 334° (NNW)
4.1ft @ 10s from 340° (NNW)

3.2ft @ 13s from 326° (NW)

3ft @ 14s from 326° (NW)
2.5ft @ 8s from 80° (E)                      
1.2ft @ 10s from 334° (NNW)
NW swell is here, below are the graphs of the three reported buoys that show that the swell is still on the rise in size, but with numbers that are below the forecast. The swell is also rapidly declining in period and that will limit the size on the reef. Wind sensor at Hookipa shows 6(4-8)mph from 93, so not too bad. Stay tuned for the beach report.
Wind map at 2 shows some easterly trades with a much better direction than reported by other models.
Current wind map shows:
- a north windswell fetch
- a couple of fetches down south, but the good stuff happened in the past three days. Forecast calls for 3.3f 15s from 197 on Saturday with longer periods picking up already Friday.
Automatically drawn fetches.
Morning sky shows some clouds moving in from the south.

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