Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Tuesday 9 1 20 morning call

A very windy day yesterday made my SUP foiling downwind attempt n.29 a pretty good one: I foiled the whole stretch of Baldwin Beach. It's a lot easier to take off when a gust of 30 knots is pushing you.

1984 Aloha Classic winner Alex Aguera recently threw himself in the friendly fire of winged back and forward loops between the Maui's young guns Jeffrey Spencer and Kai Lenny and tried some rotations. Hats off for the courage.

5am significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
1.4ft @ 13s from 182° (S)

Not enough energy from the fetches I showed the collage of last Saturday, the Lahaina webcam keeps showing minimal wave action.

North shore
5.6ft @ 9s from 91° (E)

Yesterday I noticed that the windswell came up a bit, but I still called for small waves at Hookipa, bigger on eastern exposures. They ended up being up to head high instead and that should be the case also today.

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.

1 comment:

DAVE said...

Aloha GP, Why wouldn't you just wing down winders instead of SUP'ing?