Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wednesday 2 28 18 morning call

Double shortboard session for me yesterday. I like taking surfing photos, I like it even more when there's all friends in the lineup. Mark gets the shot of the day with a radical top turn.

The strong easterly wind is making for some radical downwind action too. This is a photo showing lonely Ryan Funk on a foiling downwinder. I had one foiling session with him and the kid is incredibly talented. Instead I am not good enough for that just yet, so I'll stick to the surfing until summer time when I'll have more chances to practice.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore

No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 0.6f 12s.

North shore
12.5ft @ 11s from 83° (E)

9.0ft @ 11s from 85° (E)
7.5ft @ 8s from 76° (ENE)
5.5ft @ 9s from 76° (ENE)

The Surfline algorithm to divide the energies hitting a buoy in different period swells is doing a great job at Pauwela, but the significant wave height ( the average of the highest one-third of all of the wave heights during the 20-minute sampling period, black line in the graph) is about 12 feet also locally, like in Hilo.

In other words, big rough waves from the east also today.

Wind map at noon shows once again strong easterly winds.

North Pacific has a decent NW fetch (stronger and better oriented than yesterday) plus the usual E one. Unfortunately that low is moving north, so today should be its last day of wave generation for us. Only 2.7f 14s predicted by Surfline out of it for Sunday.

South Pacific doesn't offer any fetches of relevance.

Morning sky.

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