Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Wednesday 5 6 20 morning call

Pretty good size waves at Hookipa yesterday, good for windsurfing more than anything else. This is my pick from Jimmie Hepp's gallery of the day.

I went at sunset, but the waves were like a 4 for surfing.

This is Bart in some very challenging conditions to wing foil. Him and another guy called Dylan have been inspiring me and yesterday I rode my very first (small) waves with the wing. Really fun, but not so much the wipeouts in the impact zone!

4am significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
1.1ft @ 15s from 177° (S)

1.5ft @ 15s from 200° (SSW)

Lovely small long period energy at the buoy, courtesy of the fetch below that happened down south on April 30.

Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
5.7ft @ 10s from 11° (NNE)

4ft @ 11s from 330° (NW)

3.8ft @ 11s from 345° (NNW)

4.3ft @ 9s from 350° (N)
3.5ft @ 11s from 343° (NNW)

5.4ft @ 8s from 54° (ENE)
2.8ft @ 11s from 352° (N)

The NNW swell peaked yesterday and today it will be a bit smaller, but still overhead at Hookipa (also thanks to the elevated windswell). The wind is going to be lighter than the past few days.

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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