Friday, January 19, 2018

Friday 1 19 18 morning call

Days like yesterday are a blessings for me, as they provide me with an opportunity to rest my tired body. The only discipline I would have been interested in, would have been a SUP foiling downwinder, but I'm not good enough yet to handle those crazy windy conditions.

Here's a photo by Jeremy Riggs that shows (if you know the gopro cameras) the remarkable size of the windswell on a non-foiled Maliko run.

Here's a guy we all have to learn from. Live every day like it was your last one, because you know, one it will be and it could be today. And if you see that as a negative thought, you got it all wrong.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore

No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 0.5f 16s.

North shore
8.9ft @ 9s from 65° (ENE)
5.2ft @ 11s from 354° (N)
4.1ft @ 6s from 75° (ENE)
No new NW energy on tap today, so the only buoy we care about is Pauwela that shows still 5f 11s of declining northerly energy and a solid 9f 9s windswell from 65 degrees (trending east), which will provide the dominant blown out waves for the day.

Below is the graph, that looks just like the Surfline forecast I posted yesterday. Maybe a little difference in the fact that the northerly energy is hanging in there just slightly bigger than predicted and that might give me the opportunity to pull an unexpected successful surf guide rabbit off the hat this morning, we'll see.

Wind map at noon shows strong easterly trades.

North Pacific shows a NW fetch and a strong E windswell one.

Nothing of relevance in the South Pacific.

Morning sky.

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