Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wednesday 10 16 19 morning call

Session n.5 on a wing for me yesterday and boy, is that thing finger use intensive! Here's a video from Alex Aguera who gives a couple of tips for the wave riding.

This is my pick of Jimmie Hepp's daily album of the windsurfing action at Hookipa.

5am significant buoy readings and discussion
South shore
2.2ft @ 13s from 195° (SSW)                        
0.7ft @ 18s from 247° (WSW)
1.9ft @ 13s from 186° (S)
Couple of feet 13s, as the southerly energy at the buoys continues to go down, so will the size of the waves. The 18s reading at Barbers could be coming from Hagibis, but I wouldn't count on that, as Kihei looks totally flat in the webcams. The Lahaina cam shows mostly flat with inconsistent knee to occasionally waist high sets (Lanai looks gorgeous, though). Check it out yourself before going.

North shore
2ft @ 15s from 303° (WNW)
1.8ft @ 10s from 335° (NNW)
2.7ft @ 8s from 70° (ENE)                        
1.8ft @ 10s from 12° (NNE)
No NW energy at any of the buoys other than Waimea (we lost Hanalei, btw). With those numbers at Pauwela, Hookipa should be pretty flat this morning.

Overall, another day with extremely small waves on both south and north shores. During the transition seasons it can happen that both shores have pumping waves, but it can also happen that neither one has much. All normal, nothing to worry about. Do your chores, the waves will come.

Wind map at noon.

No fetches in the North Pacific in this sub-average start of the fall.

Small/weak S fetch in the South Pacific.

Morning sky.

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