Monday, December 03, 2018

Monday 12 3 18 morning call

Double SUP foiling session for me yesterday, as I had gear to test. The surf foil industry is now catching up with Gofoil who had a head start on everyone, and it's a lot of fun to be trying different shapes. Lucky I work for a surf shop...
There has just been a foil contest at Makaha, Gofoil have some photos on their page. This one looks pretty good.

And if that didn't look good enough for you, here's Tatiana Weston-Webb the day before at Sunset Beach.

4-5am significant buoy readings
North shore
2.6ft @ 13s from 335° (NNW)

4.6ft @ 10s from 337° (NNW)                        
1.4ft @ 15s from 322° (NW)
3.5ft @ 11s from 324° (NW)                        
1.1ft @ 16s from 313° (NW)
3.7ft @ 8s from 20° (NNE)
3.2ft @ 11s from 339° (NNW)
1.8ft @ 5s from 35° (NE)
1ft @ 16s from 325° (NW)
NNW swell down to 3f 11s locally. Notice some new low longer period readings from the NW. If you go back to the collage of fetches maps I posted two days ago to show the origin of the swell that started Saturday (the close one), you'll notice a fetch way further out in the NW corner and that's where this energy is coming from. Here, I'll post it again. Overall, a relatively small day with Hookipa most likely in the head high range. I should be able to report before 8am.
South shore
0.6ft @ 16s from 207° (SSW)
Don't get too excited about that 16s that the very sensitive Lanai buoy reads, as Ala Moana looks pretty flat this morning.
Wind map at noon.

Now, that's a fetch that will make a large swell! Wide, intense and captured. Notice that the direction the waves will come from will be between 305 to 325.  Surfline calling for 11f 16s from 316 (dominant direction, but not the only one that will be present in the water) on Wednesday night.

Nothing of relevance in the South Pacific.

Morning sky.

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