Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday 11 12 17 morning call

Shortboard and longboard session for me yesterday. The harbor was still pumping, as was Honolua Bay, of which I saw an insanely beautiful photo. If you're a photographer and have a good shot of the day, please send it to me (email on the right) and if I post it, I'll be happy to link your website. I have to receive it by 4am of the day after though.

The Aloha Classic was completed at Hookipa and the show was pretty epic. Morgan Noireaux and Sarah Hauser won the pro categories, the mens final and semifinal n.1 were my favorite heats. I was happy not to be judging, as they were very close heats.
The swell was very consistent with a lot of water moving (only three days of travel and unblocked direction will make for that).

Looks better from this angle, photos by Si Crowther from this page.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore

No indication of southerly energy at the outer buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 1.5f 10s and 1f 14s. There were some very clean little waves on the Lahaina side yesterday, hard to say if it was still the wrap of the NNE swell, but for sure it was much smaller than the day before. Not flat though.

North shore
6.2ft @ 10s from 354° (N)

4.1ft @ 8s from 53° (ENE)
3.5ft @ 12s from 12° (NNE)
3.4ft @ 7s from 77° (ENE)
2.9ft @ 11s from 9° (N)

Northerly swell holding up in size at the N buoy, but with period down to 10s. It should slowly decline throughout all day, but still plenty waves on the north shore today. I'm really busy these days, and I won't be able to post a Hookipa beach report. Possibly I could post a south shore one. Stay tuned just in case.

The wind model I'm using is not working today, here's the Windguru 10 days table that shows light sideon winds throughout the period. Not great for windsurfing on the north shore, but maybe still ok for kiting and windfoiling.

North Pacific shows two WNW fetches and a NNE one. The latter will produce a swell forecasted by Surfline to be around 7f 11s between Wednesday and Thursday.

South Pacific shows a moderate S fetch east of New Zealand.

Morning sky shows some clouds that just passed over us.


Anonymous said...

Hi GP, really enjoy your reports about Foiling (seems to become the number one blog about it!!!) and would love to extend my SUP/Windsurfboards with a Foil based on the great reports and long rides... ... but struggle to really understand the difference in the foils available. I am interested in a foil that allows to SUP and Windsurf with one and the same foil. Any guide on your Blog bout this would highly be appreciated. The foil shapes look so different... I was for example looking at the following 2 just now: a) Naish Thrust Surf Size M and b) Fanatic Flow S1 . Both Shapes are so different and only want to afford 1 and not realize i need to switch after a few weeks because my choice was wrong.... Thanks Marc

cammar said...

Hi Marc,
I don't know those foils you link, but as I replied in this morning's call (11 14 17), I absolutely love the Gofoil Maliko for both SUP and wind foiling.