Friday, November 09, 2018

Friday 11 9 18 morning call

A shortboard and two SUP foiling sessions for me yesterday. 50 minutes and two (long) waves were the numbers of the first crowded one. The waves seemed to improve by the time I left. Here's Deneb turning hard off the bottom.

And here's one of those magicians that can find those tiny barrels at the point.

The parking at foil beach was full too, but the scene and lineups were much more relaxed. It's also a lot easier to share waves with the fellow foilers.

Gorgeous background in this photo by Jeremy Riggs.

This other shot is by Tomoko from this gallery.

I had 45 minutes before work when I decided to do another SUP foiling session and try to film a wave all the way to the beach with the gopro. That was an easy task, as all the three waves I caught went all the way (high tide helps the inside bump, as more energy travels across the reef). Here's the very first one I caught. The paddle out on a SUP is about 10 minutes (probably double on a prone), while the ride all the way to the beach is about 2 minutes. Enjoy.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore
2.4ft @ 13s from 208° (SSW)

2ft @ 13s from 203° (SSW)                        
0.2ft @ 22s from 205° (SSW)
And with that sliver of 22s energy registered, Lanai wins the contest for the most sensitive buoy of the year! Too bad that won't be felt by anyone (if you do, you might win the contest for most sensitive surfer of the year), but what counts is the 2f 13s. I've not been to the south shore in a week or so, Hi-Tech customers tell me of waist high waves. Should be around that also today.

North shore
6.8ft @ 11s from 3° (N)
7.9ft @ 11s from 347° (NNW)
4.9ft @ 12s from 344° (NNW)
4.4ft @ 9s from 13° (NNE)
3.1ft @ 11s from 332° (NNW)
NNW swell on the sharp rise at NW and Hanalei buoys (circled in red in the graphs collage below). From the epic post Buoys to Maui travel times and Maui's shadow lines, we learn that at 11s it takes 11h from Hanalei to Maui. At the moment, Pauwela is only registering the leftover energy of the fun size swell that has delighted us the last couple of days, but there should be an increase in the energy right around mid morning. Nonetheless, due to the wind conditions (which count much more than the waves!), the early morning session will be a lot cleaner than the rest of the day. Hookipa beach report coming up at dawn.

Wind map at 9am shows some light trades already ruining the surfing conditions.

Wind map at noon has windfoiling written all over.

The low north of the islands is now aiming the winds better at us (unfortunately much more energy missing us to the west). NNW swell predicted by Surfline for Saturday, Sunday, Monday around 7-8f 11s, but the wind will be onshore.

Nothing in the South Pacific.

Morning sky.

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