Friday, December 11, 2015

12 11 15 morning call

Wild windy and wavy conditions on the north shore yesterday.

If you're good enough at what you do, you would have still enjoyed it. This could be Albee, but I'm not sure.

Kiter Steve Sadler at Hookipa. Josh Stone launched his windsurfer right when I had to leave.

Maui photographer Cuda Shots is at Pipe for the contest that started yesterday. Conditions were ok, but got real bad at the end of round 1.
This is Medina, who is my favorite for the win, which I hope instead will go to John John.

The 4am NW and Pauwela buoys graphs are below. You can expect the waves in Maui to slowly trend down in size and period. Still plenty energy from the NW tough, but plenty windswell too and that one is not going down any time soon.
6.7ft @ 13s from 323° (NW)
6.6ft @ 9s from 79° (ENE)
5.5ft @ 7s from 75° (ENE)

Wind map shows the new low that will send a swell around Wed/Thu that is going to hopefully allow the Pipe contest to finish in decent conditions. As you can see, it's modeled to do a non particularly wave conducive track, so it's not gonna be massive Pipe. Looks a bit sketchy to be honest, but it's still early. Not sure how to call today either, so I won't.
Tiny fetches down south won't do much.

Wind map of the 14th shows the low gone up north of the Kurils, nothing behind it and only windswell for Maui. Get used to it, it's going to stay elevated for a while.

The MC2km map at noon shows the wind that it shows with the wind line just getting close to Kahuui.

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