Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday 8 12 19 morning call

Another gorgeous day of waves of surfing on the south shore, but I was so busy between 2 sessions (best one was SUP foiling), a nap and a lesson that I didn't have time to take pictures. I parked my car at Thousand Peaks at 6am, I left at 2.30pm. Once in town, I stopped at Kanaha where I was supposed to meet some friends for some winging action. There I had the opportunity to try out a Slingshot wing (they look really good), but I was so tired I had to pass... imagine that!

This is  the unmistakable Cloudbreak in a post by Tavarua Island Resort.

The caption was "the uniqueness of last week’s swell was that all spots broke perfectly & consistently for a week straight!". This aerial photo shows the perfection of Restaurants and Namotu with its two waves in the background. You can even see Wilkes pass going off way in the distance.

My friend Eric is a legend. He fell off a tree when he was a teenager and he's been on a wheelchair since. If you surf Hookipa you probably saw him doing his laborious routine to get ready to go surf. The only time he needs help, is when he's all wetsuited and ready on his custom wheeled cart and needs to be pushed across the beach to the shore, where he then performs a seal-like entry in the pounding shore break.

The seat of his wheelchair his giving him blisters (which he can't feel forming, but take forever to heal), so he was recommended to buy a custom seat that won't do that. Here's a funding campaign if you feel like helping this extraordinary human being.

3am significant buoy readings and discussion
2.9ft @ 15s from 191° (SSW)

3.2ft @ 15s from 188° (S)

3ft 15s, what else do you want? Check the webcam before going nonetheless.

North shore
2.7ft @ 8s from 110° (ESE)
North shore flat again.
Wind map at noon.
Typhoon Krosa keep spinning and sending us waves from the west. There's a sliver of west energy at a couple of buoys this morning, but it's more likely that tomorrow is going to be the visible start of this long lasting swell. Check the post Buoys to Maui travel times and Maui's shadow lines if you want to start figuring out where it might hit in Maui. The Kihei coast should be the least blocked target, but it might squeeze in somewhere else too.
South Pacific continues to provide us with favorable fetches (this one again in the Tasman Sea) in this incredible summer. It's official the best summer that I remember, which means since 2001.
Morning sky.

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