Sunday, December 23, 2018

Sunday 12 23 18 morning call

Two longboard sessions for me yesterday. My fellow foilers were at the harbor instead and here's a couple of shots by Chris.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore
0.6ft @ 18s from 211° (SW)

Only Barbers feels something from the south and that is usually not a good sign. Check the webcams before going is my strong recommendation.

North shore
3.8ft @ 12s from 355° (N)

3.6ft @ 13s from 343° (NNW)

3.1ft @ 14s from 348° (NNW)            

5.9ft @ 7s from 74° (ENE)
3.9ft @ 14s from 342° (NNW)
1.2ft @ 11s from 345° (NNW)
Long period NNW swell came up nicely yesterday as the Pauwela graph shows and, judging by the other buoys, it's probably peaking now. Don't forget this is an angular spreading swell, so it will less consistent than a directly aimed one. Both Surfline and Pat Caldwell have new pulses predicted for today, but I don't see any sign of them at the buoys.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific has the NW fetch that we observed in the last four days a little closer to us. This fetch is taking its time to find its way to wherever the flow will make it go, so it's going to be a long lasting swell. With their ups and downs, its waves are going to last all week.

Nothing of relevance in the South.

Morning sky.

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