Monday, May 18, 2020

Monday 5 18 20 morning call

Yesterday was a classic Maui day in which you could pretty much do anything you wanted in any kind of conditions. I personally started it by nose riding perfect knee to waist high waves in waters of Fijian quality. By mid day the wave foiling conditions looked like in this photo below.

Pretty much at the same time, here's how Hookipa looked like in this photo out of Jimmie Hepp's windsurfing album of the day: windy and wavy with a lot of talent in the water.

Jimmie also posted a kitesurfing album out of which I picked Kai Lenny in a Tom Curren-like bottom turn.

Late in the afternoon, despite the tiredness, I also threw in a wing foiling sesh thanks to a Duotone wing that Alan Cadiz let me borrow. Best wing foiling session so far for me (out of a dozen), so good that I will talk about it more in the next few days, as it's a bit late this morning and I'd like to get going.

6am significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
3.8ft @ 15s from 182° (S)

2.8ft @ 15s from 179° (S)

Good readings again at the buoys. Although there's some sets also here, just like yesterday the difference in size between Lahaina and Ala Moana is substantial (pretty much twice as big). Seeing the straight south direction at the buoys, I'm going to officially blame Kahoolawe for that. Nonetheless, check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency, as there's still fun to be had on that side.

North shore
2.3ft @ 9s from 5° (N)

1.6ft @ 11s from 318° (NW)
1.6ft @ 9s from 327° (NW)

2.7ft @ 10s from 339° (NNW)
1.8ft @ 9s from 346° (NNW

3.6ft @ 11s from 335° (NNW)
2.6ft @ 8s from 59° (ENE)
2.2ft @ 9s from 335° (NNW)

NW swell still lingering around with 3.6ft 11s but, judging by the upstream buoys, on a definite decline (will probably be completely gone tomorrow). Hookipa should still have head high sets (with occasional bigger sets) to start with.

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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