Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday 5 31 17 morning call

Another superb day of surfing yesterday on the south shore with clean waves in the morning up to occasionally head high. I had two sessions that were both 9s.
Here's blog reader Justing showing a nice low stance at the spot of his choice.

3am significant buoy readings
South shore

2ft @ 14s from 142° (SE)

2.3ft @ 13s from 190° (S)

2ft @ 14s from 170° (S)

The outer buoys are back online and show us still plenty energy in the water from the south. This week has been amazing so far and it's not over yet: there will be waves for the rest of it. Next week looks grim instead and the week after has a big one in the forecast (3f 18s mid day Wednesday 14). Check the webcams as usual, this morning I have an appointment with a student at a record time of 5.15am at the spot. He proposed it, I accepted with enthusiasm thinking: that's my kind of student!

North shore
3.4ft @ 10s from 329° (NW)

4ft @ 11s from 333° (NNW)

3.9ft @ 7s from 83° (E)           
3.7ft @ 11s from 334° (NNW)
New NW swell is here, Hookipa looked pretty damn good at sunset already with clean sets in the shoulder to head high range. I expect it to be bigger today, 3.7f 11s will make for some overhead waves. Below is the Surfline offshore swell forecast, is it accurate or what? It buffles me that most surfers still look at the spot forecasts and find high degrees of inaccuracy. That's totally normal for me, the only thing I look at is the offshore swells, then it's up to me to know what that means for each single spot.

The wind will be on it from early, below is the map at 5am and the Hookipa sensor already reads 11(6-19)mph from 85 at 4am.

Even stronger wind at 2pm, it's gonna be quite a cracking day (for the season) for wave sailing on the north shore. I might have to hit it too at one point.
North Pacific wind map shows a couple of tiny fetches. After the current swell (that, as you saw in the forecast, will only last a couple of days), the north shore is going to go pretty small, but with the strengthening trades, there will be at least some windswell to ride at Pavils/The point.
South Pacific wind map not too exciting either with only a couple of tiny fetches oriented towards us. Bag as many waves as you can this week is my recommendation.
The clouds are still spinning around that local low, but it didn't effect us at all. Looks like another beautiful day is on its way.

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