Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thursday 12 13 18 morning call

A SUP foiling and a windsurf session for me yesterday. This is Alan Cadiz with a wing designed by Ken Winner. Photo by Andy Bridge.

And this is a smart way of increasing the lift for slow speed foiling without having to change your wing posted on the Horue page. And the world of foiling is evolving fast.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore
2.2ft @ 9s from 161° (SSE)                        
0.8ft @ 11s from 224° (SW)
Lanai registers a mix of southerly hemisphere 9s SSE windswell and a sliver of 11s from SSW. Hopefully enough for a foil lesson I have this morning. So far, I taught at least 20 foil (SUP or prone) and at least 30 windfoiling lessons. Couple that with 18 years of teaching water sports, I'm your guy if you want to learn how to foil. 
North shore
6.6ft @ 9s from 88° (E)
6.4ft @ 13s from 348° (NNW)
7.8ft @ 14s from 318° (NW)
5.5ft @ 15s from 330° (NW)
7.3ft @ 9s from 68° (ENE)
5.3ft @ 15s from 323° (NW)
30 degrees of range in the directions that the NW buoy is reported at the buoys can be explained only by either buoys lack of precision or big approximations in the algorithm that Surfline uses to come up with those numbers after elaborating on the raw data that the buoys register. That's when knowing the history of the fetch can help a lot. The size should be pretty steady all day, yesterday Hookipa has some beautiful (not too windy) double overhead lines interlaced with the solid windswell.
Brown water advisory at Honolua.

Wind map at noon.

A strong low (967 mbar) has developed in the NW pacific. The fetch aimed at us is not particularly big, but it will evolve in a way that will generate another extra large swell that Surfline predicts at 14.7f 18s from 333 on Sunday.

Not much in the South Pacific.

Morning sky.

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