Friday, March 23, 2018

Friday 3 23 18 morning call

A longboard and a SUP foiling session for me yesterday. The first one was lovely (nose riding super clean knee high thousand peaks together with a very relaxed and happy lineup), but the second was kinda special.

 The easterly trades were doing what you would expect them to do if you know the patterns of the wind in Maui: shifting the wind line slowly away from the coast, while they're slowly becoming more and more east. When I saw that happening, I hit the harbor and lucked out. Smooth, perfect size, perfect steepness rollers that reminded me how much fun foiling can be under the right conditions. Here's Mark Raaphorst tapping into that perfection. Like a moving skate park.

At the same time, the jetty was still pumping.

Earlier in the afternoon, the windsurfers hit at Hookipa with some decent size waves. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this gallery.

Kai Lenny is doing VLOGs. Here's one in which he does a foiling downwinder with Kodi Kerbox. It's ridiculous how easy those guys make it look. Must be one of the most deceiving discipline ever.

4am significant buoy readings.
South shore

No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 1.4f 12s, while tomorrow there should be the start of another small long period one from the south. Yesterday Lahaina still had some wrap from the north, today that should be much smaller. My guess is actually none.

North shore
5.7ft @ 12s from 32° (NE)           
4.5ft @ 10s from 28° (NNE)
4.1ft @ 7s from 47° (NE)
5.4ft @ 11s from 32° (NE)
3.7ft @ 9s from 32° (NE)
3.4ft @ 6s from 69° (ENE)

NE energy tapering down according to forecast. With the favorable early morning wind (or lack of thereof, see map below), the north shore spots should be clean until 9-10am.
Here's the 7am map.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific shows a tiny WNW fetch and a E windswell one.

Nothing today in the South Pacific.

Morning sky shows some clouds to our west.

And in fact our west neighbors are getting some serious rain. Maui's turn should be tomorrow.

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