Two shortboard sessions for me yesterday. This drop is from the first one.
Mark hits the lip.
The Payzel sold quickly, so I pulled out this old trusty Rusty out of the rack. Forgot how quick and reactive a light epoxy board can be.
This is my pick of Jimmie Hepp's gallery of the day, which holds the answer to yesterday's question: 10ft 12s make for bigger waves at Hookipa than 8ft 8s, despite the more easterly direction of around 65-75. But there was also that NW energy in the water, so it's hard to tell. Oh well, missed opportunity to learn something. But it's thanks to this kind of analysis that one builds the personal database of info called "local knowledge". In my opionion, none of the automated near shore models of any forecast website will be more accurate than something that has been regularly empirically observed.
4am significant buoy readings
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys. Yesterday it was tiny but not flat. Probably similar today.
4.1ft @ 11s from 358° (N)
7.6ft @ 11s from 62° (ENE)
Shall we blame the buoys and make official my theory that they struggle registering small swells if there's a big one (specially a nearby generated very consistent one) in the water at the same time?
Never stop learning and, btw, I heard that Honolua had waves yesterday, just to prove me wrong...
Wind map at noon.
North Pacific offers a NW and the windswell fetch. The first one is pretty weak, but it should get stronger tomorrow.
South Pacific offers a couple of decent fetches.