Monday, July 02, 2018

Monday 7 2 18 morning call

A longboard and a SUP foiling session for me yesterday. This is Christian stilying a foiling cutback.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore

1.6ft @ 11s from 137° (SE)
1.5ft @ 15s from 166° (SSE)
1.7ft @ 15s from 183° (S)
1.4ft @ 15s from 187° (S)
1.8ft @ 15s from 209° (SSW)
1.1ft @ 12s from 191° (SSW)
1ft @ 11s from 195° (SSW)
Lovely mix of old (11s) and new (15s) southerly energy at the buoys. I love these days when there is not a "conclamated" big swell and there's not many people in the water. Particularly after a pretty good week like the last one. Yesterday the waves were knee to waist, today they might be a tad bigger, as this head high beauty at Ala Moana suggests.

I-N-C-O-S-I-S-T-E-N-T though. Remember the fetches collage yesterday? Tasman sea swells are always inconsistent, even more than the southerly ones.

North shore
3.8ft @ 8s from 55° (ENE)
The windswell is taking a deserved breather, before gradually increasing again in the next few days until reaching an impressive 9f 10s from 58 on Thursday (according to Surfline). That's well overhead at Hookipa and the east facing shores. Possibly reaching double overhead during the windiest hours of the day. Windsurfers and windsurfing photographers are warned well in advance, let's see if they still manage to get surprised by it.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific shows:
- a weak WNW fetch
- an again well oriented windswell fetch
- a tiny E fetch associated with tropical cyclone Fabio
The one that will produce the most energy is clearly the second one, as it's the one that is unblocked and the nearest to the islands. Later on this week, Fabio will join forces with the trades flow and send us a lovely long period E swell that Surfline predicts to peak at 4.5f 15s on Sunday.

South Pacific has a small well positioned fetch E of New Zealand to keep the background surf going.

Morning sky. I drew a couple of arrows to indicate a hint of counter clockwise circulation. If it keeps on spinning like that, it should block the trades or at least make them more northerly, instead the forecast is for regular trades. It'll be interesting to see what happens.

My dad "complained" that he couldn't understand a thing in my 7 in 1 video, so I shot one in Italian just for him. Just for him? Might as well share it here too...

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