Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thursday 6 28 17 morning call

Day off yesterday and three sessions in the water: shortboard, longboard and wave sailing. All so equally fun that I couldn't pick a favorite. Thanks to all the toys I carry with me, this is the summer I'm having the most fun in my whole 16 years in Maui. I took some photos at Hookipa at sunset, this is Cookie in a last minute spotted hand held shot, standing by the rail.

This one with Vicky (second day in a row on the blog!) shows the size of the bigger waves.

This kid is foiling the inside reform almost every day. In this case the foil is about to pop out of the water and that's not a good thing, since he'll fall forward right after.

Pavils had some, but choke people as usual.

2-3am significant buoy readings
South shore
2.8ft @ 13s from 139° (SE)

2.8ft @ 13s from 170° (S)

2.4ft @ 13s from 157° (SSE)
2.3ft @ 11s from 116° (ESE)

Still energy from the south at the outer buoys, another drive to Lahaina is the plan before a morning working shift. Check webcams and beach report for size and conditions.

North shore
4.4ft @ 9s from 42° (NE)

Still plenty NE energy at Pauwela (but gone at the N buoys, might be the last day). Sorry if I called it small and ugly in yesterday morning's beach report, but that's how it looked from the Lanes turnaround. It might have been not that small, but it sure was ugly. At least for my standards. 15(9-21) from 66 is the wind reading at 4.15am and I'm gonna call it ugly again, without even seeing it.

Yesterday the wind ended up being a bit stronger than predicted by the customized SOEST WRF-ARW model (link n. -2), so this morning I also checked the original, thinking it would be more updated. But as you can see, it's the same exact run (unfortunately 34h old), just a lot more legible thanks to the much clearer graphics implemented by the friend that runs the Meteogram website.

North Pacific shows a very weak NW fetch and the windswell one.

South Pacific shows the ESE fetch that has been there for at least three days now. Not too exciting, but enough to keep the flatness at bay in a week.

Classic trades sky again and another stunning day is on its way.

This is a video from Alex and Carla Aguera documenting the action at the recently held foil contest in Oahu. If you judge it with the eyes of the surfer, it looks kinda lame. But that's a mistake, since the fun in this case doesn't necessarily comes by staying in the critical section and hitting lips. It's a great feeling no matter what kind of wall you're riding. Definitely a sport that is more exciting to do than to look at.

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