Thursday, July 12, 2018

Thursday 7 12 18 morning call

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A prone foiling session for me on the south shore yesterday. This fellow foiler was at Hookipa in the middle of the day instead, enjoying conditions that were like a 5 for foiling, as he was going for a mini downwinder every time he went right. Conditions for surfing were like a 0.5. That's the magic of foiling.

Some of the other magic aspects of foiling are highlighted in this video.

Pavils was for a change uncrowded at sunset, but that's because it was slow and windy and not that great.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore

1.8ft @ 15s from 139° (SE)            

2.7ft @ 14s from 167° (SSE)            
2.2ft @ 15s from 167° (SSE)
1.8ft @ 17s from 179° (S)
Long period energy went slightly up at the buoys compared to 24h ago. What baffles me is that the recorded period ranges from 14 to 17s. I don't have a theory to explain that. It should be another fun size and not too crowded day on the Lahaina side, stay tuned for a report later.

North shore
4.9ft @ 7s from 60° (ENE)
Decent angle and size of the windswell at Pauwela, what prevents the waves to grow on the reef is the relatively short period of 7s (which would be epic in other places of the world, like the Mediterranean Sea). That should improve in the next few days, in the meantime, I'm going to call Hookipa waist to occasionally chest high.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific has a decent windswell fetch.

South Pacific shows that strong fetch that was hugging the ice sheet yesterday now aiming to the east of us. We should get some angular spreading out of that.

Morning sky.

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