Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday 11 15 17 morning call

SUP foiling and windfoiling sessions for me yesterday. These photos by Tomoko show the perfect foiling conditions at the harbor. Not only the waves were was fun, but on the paddle back out, we had the entertainment of watching Austin Kalama punt some sick airs. Here he's eyeing the section.

He's a freak. Might easily be the best SUP foil surfer in the world at the moment.

Further entertainment came from Connor, Kodi and friends, who were training on their race SUPs and, why not, catch a wave or two (and get barreled on the right!).

4am significant buoy readings
South shore

No indication of southerly energy at the buoys. Both Surfline and Pat Caldwell indicate 1f 14-15s, so it won't be flat again, but most likely pretty small.

North shore
7.7ft @ 10s from 9° (N)

6ft @ 9s from 14° (NNE)
5.5ft @ 12s from 343° (NNW)

7ft @ 9s from 25° (NNE)
4.8ft @ 11s from 17° (NNE)
4.3ft @ 6s from 35° (NE)

It's a week of northerly energy and that's what's at the buoys, with the exception of a pretty solid 5.5f 12s from 343 at Waimea. So, mixed swells in the water and with the trades already up (Hookipa has 11mph from 62 at 5.15am), the waves shouldn't be particularly clean on the north shore. Lots of water moving and very consistent short/medium period northerly energy, with the occasional NW set in the mix. Sorry if I can't be more specific (don't think there's need), but with a situation like this, I have no interest in checking Hookipa and I will go looking for cleaner conditions somewhere else.
Long range forecast shows a massive NNW swell on next Wednesday Nov 22: 16f 18s from 349 predicted by Surfline.
 Wind map at noon shows light trades.
 North shore shows a NE windswell fetch and small more distant NE one.

South Pacific doesn't show any fetch of relevance.

Morning sky shows some clouds.
That translates in some morning rain.

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