Saturday, August 01, 2020

Saturday 8 1 20 morning call

The harder the struggle, the biggest the reward.

In August 2018, I ended my attempt 13 at SUP foil downwind video by saying: "the days of my glorious arrivals foiling are not here yet". Two years and 10 attempts later, I finally did a run that I can consider successful. This is the action part of it. The technical talk (part one) is here. Without any doubt, the hardest thing I've ever tried to learn.

3am significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
1.3ft @ 13s from 198° (SSW)            

1.9ft @ 13s from 189° (S)
Couple of feet 13s should make for a decent day on the south shore. Unfortunately, the early observation of the Lahaina webcam is not particularly encouraging. Check it out yourself if interested, for size, conditions and consistency. I've surfed 2ft 13s many times, but in this case the consistency seems to be really low. Nice when the set finally comes though. That's why the webcams are so important.
North shore
4ft @ 7s from 53° (ENE)            

Windswell down in period and no sign yet (not even at the N buoy) of the NNE energy I talked about yesterday, so very small waves at Hookipa, bigger on eastern exposures.

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

Fetches map (circles legend: red: direct aim, blue: angular spreading, black: blocked, yellow: apparent direct aim, but out of the great circle ray map, so not 100% sure).
North Pacific (about 4 days travel time from the NW corner of the North Pacific):

South Pacific (about 7 days travel time from east/west of New Zealand):

Morning sky.

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