Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Wednesday 5 20 20 morning call

OneMoreFoto is on a roll and just posted this remarkable shot of Kai Lenny.

Alan Cadiz instead just posted part 2 of the best wing foil instructional video you can find out there: how to get in the water, then on the board, then on your feet and then going. Part 1 (the very basics) is here and it has the plus of having his lovely daughter Cloe in it. In this other more advanced one, he shows tight radius turns and you can see how having a boom is a massive advantage when it's time to switch your hands on the boom: you don't have to look at the handle to grab and you can instead focus your eyes on the foiling. That made my jibes a lot better two days ago when I tried a Duotone Echo myself. I haven't tried one in the waves or for downwinder yet, but for flat water freestyle, for me the boom is a Winner!

5am significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
1.9ft @ 13s from 191° (SSW)
1.8ft @ 15s from 177° (S)

1.6ft @ 13s from 204° (SSW)
1.5ft @ 15s from 174° (S)

The "original" and long lasting swell is now down to 13s, but the new long period energy from the angular spreading fetches (which imply inconsistency) I highlighted in yesterday's collage is now here and so there will still be waves for a couple of more days. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
3.8ft @ 10s from 302° (WNW)

2ft @ 13s from 304° (WNW)

1ft @ 13s from 289° (WNW)

4.6ft @ 7s from 46° (NE)

New WNW energy is at the outer buoys, but it's quite modest and from around 300 degrees, so only Hookipa will have some waves later in the day. Still summer conditions in the morning.

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.


(Ben) Jamin Jones said...

>> the boom is a Winner!
I'm liKen this comment :)

DAVE said...

Alan is the man. What a great video!