Saturday, July 14, 2018

7 14 18 morning call

An excellent longboard session for me yesterday (I gave it a 9) in a morning that saw Lahaina fire up again (very similarly to last Saturday). Here are some shots.
Uncle get style.

Other than the massive board she's riding, let me draw your attention to the set hitting town in the background (possibly head high at Breakwall).

Knee high waves at Launiupoko often offer perfect sections for hanging five.

To hang ten on a ankle high one instead, you really need to very good.

So much beauty in this world.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore

1.9ft @ 12s from 143° (SE)

2.7ft @ 12s from 159° (SSE)

2.3ft @ 12s from 161° (SSE)

2.2ft @ 12s from 184° (S)

Yesterday I said that I love 2f 14s and after surfing one of my favorite spots with only two other guys, that confirmed to be the case for sure. But 2f 12s can be just as good, if you know which spots prefer shorter periods. Thousand Peaks (wind permitting) is one of them, as it gives life to the proverbial many (maybe not a thousand) peaks with peeling waves, as opposed to closing out ones.

I can't surf today, as it is the day of the massive sale at Hi-Tech. Probably the one day of the year that I can call a hard and long day of work. I guess one day a year is not too bad and it makes me appreciate my light schedule even more.

Come down to check it out, incredible discounts and prices give away at each hour. For example, the KT foil board will be given away at 5pm. We're gonna stoke out some lucky persons with two Starboard SUP's too, but I don't know at what times.

North shore
6ft @ 8s from 74° (ENE)

Windswell on its way up, here's Pat Caldwell's take: July ups the ante for tropical activity for Hawaii and subtle upper and lower atmospheric features lead to wiggles in the isobars surrounding the large high pressure cell. In turn these lead to subtle ups and down in the local winds and windswell...

Wind map at noon.

Like yesterday, north Pacific shows a local easterly windswell fetch and a more distant NE one. Referring to this last one, Pat Caldwell comments:  this could bring in longer-period windswell building Monday from 40-60 degrees, peaking Tuesday near the average, and dropping Wednesday

South Pacific has two small/weak fetches oriented towards us (one in the Tasman Sea and heavily blocked) and a much bigger/stronger one (in blue) oriented towards central America. Hopefully we will get some angular spreading out of that. Angular spreading, what a wonderful thing that waves do.

Morning sky.

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