Monday, November 27, 2017

Monday 11 27 17 morning call

Knowing that they wouldn't run the contest, I went to Honolua yesterday and surfed it. Here's a brief interview with three of the WSL commentators.

And here's some shots I took after my session. Tyler Wright was wearing a big knee brace, but she didn't seem hindered by it at all. Very impressive display of aggressive surfing almost always ending her turns with the board facing the other way. She's in the first four shots.

5am significant buoy readings
South shore
2ft @ 14s from 164° (SSE)
11.5ft @ 9s from 74° (ENE)
Surprising indication of southerly energy at the SW buoy. The surprise is not that there is southerly energy, but that the buoy was able to detect it while being battered by 11.5f of 9s windswell.
Lahaina side yesterday was pretty much flat, it could be that the angular spreading swell took one day longer to do that almost 90 degrees turn, so today there should be something instead.
The area around Puamana might also have some wrap from the northerly energy.

North shore
8.8ft @ 14s from 8° (N)           
8.2ft @ 9s from 25° (NNE)

6.9ft @ 9s from 29° (NNE)
5.8ft @ 14s from 358° (N)
5.5ft @ 11s from 15° (NNE)
10.1ft @ 9s from 38° (NE)
5.9ft @ 13s from 10° (N)
4.1ft @ 15s from 5° (N)
The new long period northerly swell arrived during the night and it's pretty healthy at around 6f 14s, but not as big as the last one. What's also worse in this case, is the very high windswell that Mokapu records at 10f 9s from 38. A lot of that will squeeze into the Honolua Bay waves creating a noticeable wobble in the lip line. It'll be interesting to see if they run the contest today or they'll wait for better days. West side is the place to go anyway, as the north shore it's too damn windy to surf anywhere.
Wind map at noon shows strong trades.
North Pacific shows a solid NW fetch. Back to back NW swell coming up from mid week on.
South Pacific shows clear signs of summer.
Morning sky shows that we did get covered from that high band of clouds. Not much sunshine today.

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