Sunday, October 06, 2019

Sunday 10 6 19 morning call

Another shot from Hossegor by OneMoreFoto. This time it's Matt Meola during the Airborn contest that was run parallel to the regular WSL one. I think he won the "Go for it" award (or something like that) for crazy shore break attempts like that.

With my weird way of watching surf contests (on demand, at my convenience), I'm still watching Teahupoo instead (awesome conditions!). This is Gabriel Medina flying out of a massive wave into the channel. His board was destined to hit Strider Wasilesky on the head, but he somehow figured it out and found the perfect time to pull on his leash mid air and just barely avoid the accident. I watched the reply in disbelief about 20 times. Hope Strider bought him a beer or two...

3am significant buoy readings
South shore
1.7ft @ 12s from 267° (W)
1.6ft @ 15s from 191° (SSW)                        
0.5ft @ 20s from 211° (SW)
1.6ft @ 13s from 195° (SSW)
1.4ft @ 15s from 187° (S)
Couple of swells still in the water, while Barbers even feels half a foot 20s from a new one. Yesterday the waves looked good on the webcam, check it out yourself, as there should definitely be something also today.
North shore
4.4ft @ 12s from 339° (NNW)
4.5ft @ 11s from 315° (NW)
3.5ft @ 11s from 314° (NW)
3.8ft @ 8s from 74° (ENE)
With the windswell on its way down, today it's going to be mostly about the new NW swell, already at all the buoys. Below is the collage of the fetch maps of October 2, 3, 4 and 5. Not a major fetch in terms of size and intensity, but proximity will make for four days of waves (and light wind!).
Hookipa should be at least head high in the early morning, with an up trend during the day, as the Hanalei graph below shows. 11h at 11s is what the table on the post Buoys to Maui travel times and Maui's shadow lines says.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific has a sliver of a distant NW fetch and a weak leftover N one nearby.

South Pacific has a fetch by the artic sheet. I circled it in yellow because I don't know how the great rays are down there, but it's such a deep low that it should have some fetch oriented towards us.

Morning sky.

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