Two lovely longboard and windfoil sessions were my fat booty yesterday. If you have the right board, clean knee high waves can be more fun than sloppy head high ones. But what's really catching my enthusiasm these days is the windfoiling, which added a whole new dimension to the conditions I can have fun with. Here's how I shared the photo below (taken on Friday) on Facebook:
A few thanks are mandatory while sharing this great photo:
- Harry Wiewel for taking it
- Alex Aguera for designing the GoFoil and helping me with the setup
- Jeffrey Henderson for making those wonderful Hot Sails Maui sails
- Dave Kalama, whose pure stoke in a quick chat we had after a foil session, convinced me to buy a foil.
Haven't practiced much surfing with it yet, but I'm having a blast with the wind foiling in the meantime. Thank you guys all.
I'm getting ready to talk about more about that, but I still need to collect some info (if I can find a couple of extra long M6 1 metric screws!). Stay tuned.
4am significant buoy readings
2ft @ 13s from 169° (SSE)
1.9ft @ 13s from 170° (S)
1.5ft @ 14s from 169° (SSE)
Background southerly energy still there at the outer buoys and the south shore will provide another day of small clean waves. Love it. Check the webcams before going, as always.
3.6ft @ 8s from 34° (NE)
From a quick check from the road (without waiting for sets), yesterday at sunset there were still chest high waves at Hookipa with a very similar reading. Direction is unblocked, so that should be the size also today.
8am wind map
2pm wind map
Wave generation for Hawaii in the North Pacific is close to none today, just a bit of trades windswell.
Much better picture in the South Pacific map. Today we have three decent fetches. The energy from the SE one will probably be partially blocked by the Big Island, but those two S ones look pretty good. Couple of feet at 15s is Surfline's prediction for the upcoming weekend, but there's even bigger stuff lined up for the middle of the week. We'll see if the fetches materialize in the next few days.
In the meantime, liver flush number 3 is scheduled for Friday, so that it won't get in the way of my enjoyment of those waves.
Definitely some rain yesterday, today looks a little better, but still not exactly clear and Windguru does predict some more rain.