A longboard session for me yesterday. Until yesterday, that most likely meant a session on my 9.4 single fin nose rider (unless I was borrowing one of the shop's rental board). But yesterday I also bought this 8.6 Stewart CMP high performance one, so from now on it can be either one. Both longboards will be permanent part of the car quiver in fact, together with three shortboards.
We received quite a shipment of Stewarts at Hi-Tech and they're all pretty gorgeous.
The action shot of the day is by Jimmie Hepp from his daily gallery. You can tell it's windswell by looking at the relatively short distance between those two waves.
Oh wait, I just saw this other one of Skyler Lickle (photo by her dad Brett) flying Ken Winner's wing. If you know how to windsurf (or kite) and how to foil and you have a SUP foil board that is relatively stable, learning this new sport is not that difficult, actually. When Alan Cadiz (who is most likely the best in world at this, since he's done a bunch and can do some very smooth transitions) let me try it, I got up and going almost right away. Unfortunately, it's one of those things that requires gripping, so I'm not going to do any more of it until my trigger fingers heal.
3am significant buoy readings
1.5ft @ 13s from 191° (SSW)
1.4ft @ 14s from 183° (S)
Local buoys still registering something from the south, yesterday it was knee high (but knee high perfection in the early morning), today should be similar.
6ft @ 9s from 67° (ENE)
8.3ft @ 9s from 94° (E)
7.1ft @ 9s from 60° (ENE)
Wind map at noon. Kinda windy.
W, NW and ENE are the fetches on the North Pacific's map today.
South Pacific has a decent fetch S of New Zealand and a couple of others.