Monday, May 11, 2020

Monday 5 11 20 morning call

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This was Hookipa in the morning.

I went wing foiling at the harbor in the afternoon. The last time I had so much fun going back and forth in flat water was about 30 years ago on a windsurfer. But that's because I'm just starting it and learning the transitions and it's all new. Soon it'll get boring and that's when riding waves (and/or downwinders) will play a key role.

Greg Drexler's extremely simple wings look very good. They're on the "to test" list.

So are the new Naish wings. Robby flying full power.

Alex Aguera did a jibe and switched his feet with impeccable timing and technique, so I filmed him on his next reach hoping he would do it again ('cause I wanted to study it!) . He didn't jibe but threw a lovely 360 instead.

5am significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
1.3ft @ 15s from 205° (SSW)
1ft @ 13s from 197° (SSW)

1.2ft @ 15s from 204° (SSW)
1.2ft @ 12s from 206° (SSW)

The low energy at the buoys should come from the fetches in the collage below (May 3, 4 and 5). There's not much in the water, but check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency. Much bigger swell coming up towards the end of the week.

North shore
2.2ft @ 12s from 350° (N)

1.6ft @ 13s from 349° (NNW)

4.1ft @ 9s from 13° (NNE)
3.6ft @ 7s from 30° (NNE)
2ft @ 13s from 355° (N)

Small northerly energy in the water, Hookipa should still be head high.

Wind map at noon (the other ones can be found at link n.-2 of GP's meteo websites list in the right column).

North Pacific fetches map (about 4 days travel time from the NW corner):

South Pacific fetches map (about 7 days travel time from east of New Zealand):

Morning sky.

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