Thursday, October 05, 2017

Thursday 10 5 17 morning call

I went to Honolua yesterday and that's how the biggest sets looked like.

Overall it was about waist high at the Point like the one below, but I got lucky once and was in position for a rare shoulder high screamer at the Cave. That thing got so hollow on the inside that I couldn't help thinking: "that's a section that would be a nightmare with the foil! I'm glad I got three fins and plenty rail in the water instead!"

That's how a perfect foiling waves looks like instead, nice and soft. The picture from Alex Aguera is from the day before (October 3) at the spot I foiled too. Wonderful conditions before the wind hit.

As a matter of fact, on the way back I foiled a peak in the Launiupoko area and it was quite fun. I confirm that there is a waist high bump from the south.
Back to yesterday, here's the usual windsurfing at Hookipa photo by Jimmie Hepp from this gallery.

5am significant buoy readings
South shore

1.9ft @ 15s from 137° (SE)

2ft @ 15s from 150° (SE)

Disregard the direction, what counts is that there is long period southerly energy. Stay tuned for a beach report at one point, because I'm gonna go there to get out of the wind.

North shore
3.6ft @ 14s from 307° (WNW)

2.1ft @ 16s from 344° (NNW)

6.7ft @ 8s from 70° (ENE)                      
1.4ft @ 18s from 349° (NNW)
The new long period pulse is hitting the buoys, but look how fast the period is going down. Already 14 at the outer one, 16 at Waimea and 18 at Pauwela. It's gonna go down almost by the hour. But who cares, it's gonna be blown out by the strong wind and the high windswell anyway.

For the wind prediction of the day, I picked the two models at the bottom of the Windguru page. It's gonna be very windy. Nothing to be excited about, even if you're a wind/kite surfer, because when the prediction is in the red color, it always end up being up and down with the squalls.

North Pacific only shows two windswell fetches.

South Pacific shows nothing (the blue one on the right is too weak to send us anything).

Morning sky looks clear, but with such strong trades there will be plenty squalls, in my opinion.

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