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A shortboard session for me yesterday was ended short because I got hit by a loose board in the lineup. If that leash/board was 1 inch shorter, that board wouldn't have hit me. But if it was 1 inch longer, my rib would be cracked instead of just bruised. How's your glass? I'm stoked to have mine always half full. A few days out of the water might actually be a good thing for my body.
Waves were fun...
...but if you ask any of the early morning surfers, they will all mention the phantasmagoria of rainbows we were delighted with.
5am significant buoy readings
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys.
6.5ft @ 15s from 311° (NW)
7ft @ 13s from 320° (NW)
4.4ft @ 13s from 319° (NW)
4.9ft @ 9s from 81° (E)
The NW001 and Hanalei buoys are higher than Waimea and Pauwela, so we should expect an increase in the wave size locally too. But even if that won't happen, what counts are the fine conditions that the early morning will finally provide. There's no wind at my house at 7am and that has not been the case for the last several days. Below is a beautiful overhead set at Hookipa. The usual wobbliness in the lip line is caused by the usual windswell. Nonetheless, I'm gonna score that an 8 from home.
This is the wind map at noon, that I normally post in the daily call.
But if you are interested in seeing how the wind will change (according to the model, at least), you really should click on link n.-2 and check all the maps. For example, this is the 11am map and it shows how the Kahului are should be windless from the early morning till noon.
North Pacific continues to offer a NW fetch. The maps of the last 5 days have been very similar.
Three weak fetches in the South Pacific.