Friday, June 22, 2018

Friday 6 22 18 morning call

A longboard and a SUP foiling downwinder attempt for me yesterday. Just a few days ago we had great waves on both north and south shore, now it's pretty much flat everywhere. That's when the downwinders kick in. Unfortunately my technique is still so poor that I only had the foil up once, but the only way to learn is to keep trying and that's what I'll do. Trigger fingers permitting.

It appears that the foil category of the John Pops Ah Choy invitational is going to be today around 2pm at Queens in Wailuku. Couldn't find any other info online.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore

0.9ft @ 13s from 194° (SSW)

Despite the encouraging 13s reading at Barbers, all I can see in the Ala Moana webcam is refracted windswell (both from our trades or the southern hemisphere ones). Expect close to flat conditions everywhere.

The reason for that is that there were no fetches oriented towards us about 7 days ago in the Southern hemisphere. Below are the maps of June 15 and 16. I circled in black a wide area of strong SE trades as the outer buoys read the windswell out of that, but we don't receive much of it, because of the shadow of the Big Island. That's actually a good thing. Imagine having that energy interfering with the clean lines when there's a southerly ground swell in the water instead...

North shore
3.6ft @ 6s from 75° (ENE)
2.7ft @ 8s from 52° (ENE)

Tiny numbers at Pauwela, we knew that was going to happen since we didn't see and fetch in the North Pacific for the last few days.

Wind map at noon.

Only a windswell fetch in the North Pacific.

Once again I'm looking deep south and I had to put an x where Hawaii is. The red circles are the fetches oriented towards us, the blue one is a stronger one of which we should get some angularly spread energy.

Morning sky.

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