Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Wednesday 12 19 18 morning call

A shortboard and a SUP session for me yesterday. It was a gorgeous windless morning with some juicy waves and the enjoyment was amplified by the fact that it had been windy for the whole month of December.

After the session I took some photos and below are a few dreamy waves.

This is a a video clip of one of my waves.

After the SUP session (note to self: maybe next time choose smaller waves to get used to the SUP surfing after so many session of SUP foiling... SO hard!), I went to the harbor and took these shots.

This guy was clearly an excellent SUP surfer, but probably his first time SUP foiling. Classic wipeout after not being centered enough. He did amazingly well nonetheless.

Like a butterfly.

Eddie was having so much fun that I decided to join him SUP foiling, but by the time I got ready, the wind started blowing and made everything ugly. Oh well, we got lucky anyway, as it did so well after the prediction of the wind model.

5am significant buoy readings
South shore
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys. The Ala Moana cam is pretty eloquent.

North shore
10.4ft @ 14s from 340° (NNW)
7.3ft @ 10s from 345° (NNW)
3.4ft @ 7s from 6° (N)
2.6ft @ 11s from 340° (NNW)

11.5ft @ 15s from 314° (NW)
9ft @ 9s from 332° (NNW)
11.1ft @ 14s from 316° (NW)
6ft @ 8s from 347° (NNW)
4.9ft @ 9s from 332° (NNW)
3.1ft @ 11s from 332° (NNW)
9.3ft @ 15s from 321° (NW)
7.9ft @ 9s from 347° (NNW)
3.4ft @ 5s from 17° (NNE)
NW swell still very solid at the buoy, but look at the amount of secondary energies brought in by the near fetch of northerly winds. Overall a pretty ugly day unfortunately, unless you find a spot that filters those out.
Wind map at noon.

North Pacific has a very close N fetch associated with the local winds. The ones off Japan are weak and didn't deserve a red circle.

Scattered small fetches in the South Pacific didn't deserve a red circle either.

Morning sky shows clouds moving in from the north together with cool air that will bring the temperature down.

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