Saturday, February 24, 2018

Saturday 2 24 18 morning call

Just a SUP foiling session for me yesterday as the strong wind in the afternoon didn't allow me to find inspiring conditions of any kind anywhere. But I took a bunch of shots of other less picky individuals and here's the gallery, starting for the morning bliss.

Mid morning Kain Daly found this windy peak to practice rotations.

Three shots from the Hookipa windsurfing action.

A bit of female beautiful forms.

Kai Penny had fun tow foiling.

Sunset was delightful.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore

No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast confirms that, but Pat Caldwell has something else to say:
A storm-force low pressure system SE of Tasmania 2/16-17 is predicted to make small surf for Hawaii over the weekend 2/23-24. The PacIOOS Pearl Harbor Entrance buoy 2/23 shows a slither of 18-22s wave energy. These are the forerunners. The event should be filled in on Saturday and drop Sunday.

Surfline only shows this low swell starting tomorrow.

I tend to agree with Pat Caldwell, as the fetch started eight days ago on the 16. Below is the collage of the maps of Feb 16,17 and 18. If the swell is here, expect extremely inconsistent arrival of sets.

North shore
9.1ft @ 9s from 71° (ENE)
3.3ft @ 13s from 334° (NNW)

The NW energy is on its way down and should be barely noticeable today, as the dominant energy will come from the elevated easterly swell.

Wind map at noon shows strong sideoff trades at Hookipa barely reaching down the coast.

North Pacific shows a small NW fetch and the usual E one.

South Pacific shows yesterday's fetch still oriented towards South America but with still a small section oriented towards us.

Morning sky.

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