Friday, November 06, 2020

Friday 11 6 20 morning call

Excellent surfing conditions in the morning again. Let's start with Annie thinking about pulling in.

Alby on a nug.


Alby matching power with power.

Imai's more focused on style.


The foiler in me is going:"why that shape, what does it do for you??"

This is my pick of Jimmie Hepp's album of the windsurfing action at Hookipa (which was pretty epic too).

5-6am significant buoy readings and discussion

South shore
3.5ft @ 13s from 213° (SW)

2.4ft @ 13s from 188° (S)

The characteristic of this swell has been relatively high buoy readings and not much energy shown by the webcam. So check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.
Here's a decent one, but only after a very long wait.

North shore
9.4ft @ 13s from 347° (NNW)


3.9ft @ 13s from 331° (NNW)

2.6ft @ 11s from 337° (NNW)

The NW buoys might be feeling the energy generated by the small fetch which is at the moment just NW of them (see today's fetches map below). If that is the case, seen the direction, you might think that that energy should get here too at one point.

But Waimea hasn't gone as high yet, so it's also possible that that energy will miss us to our west and we won't see it in Maui. We'll find out in the afternoon. Meanwhile, with 4ft 13s at Waimea, I expect Hookipa to be again in the head and a half range to start the day with.

BTW, many readers told me I often get "seen" and "seeing" wrong. Got the feeling I'll never learn... in this case, in Italian it would be "seen the direction" (vista la direzione), so take it as "blog slang". 

Wind map at noon .The other ones can be found at link n.-2 of GP's meteo websites list in the right column (click on animation of the 10 meter 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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