Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday 11 29 17 morning call

Double Honolua session for me yesterday, I'm loving the contest... when they call if off! I don't know if I had more fun surfing or watching the pro ladies surf. They're all incredibly good and beautiful.

I obviously chatted with most of them. Smile of the day goes to Tatiana, while Courtney was wearing a wetsuit that enhanced the beauty of her shoulders and back. I also got heavily sprayed by Carissa. So much fun to be so close to such action!

This is a set that pushed double overhead.

And this is a wave that definitely reached it.

Got even bigger by the time it got to the Cave. That was the ride of the day, all the way from the Point to the Cave.

Got to love that section.

He's making a crevasse in the wave with his back hand. I need to learn to slow down more to get barreled.

3-4am significant buoy readings
South shore

No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 1.4f 12s. The waves in Lahaina yesterday were knee high, probably similar today.

North shore
7.7ft @ 14s from 347° (NNW)

6.5ft @ 14s from 332° (NNW)

6.7ft @ 17s from 330° (NW)

New NW swell on the rise today at all the buoys. The two NW buoys (sitting very close to each other) show 15 degrees of difference in the direction and that's why I never really trust too much the direction indication. It's more important to try to remember the fetch (scroll down to the previous days posts, if you don't). I obviously chatted with most of them. Best smile of the morning by Tatiana, while Courtney's wetsuit was showing amazing shoulders and back.

Below is the graph of NW001, Waimea and the Surfline forecast. I drew a red dotted line to show what the swell will do in Maui. Perfect timing for the contest at the Bay, which will be on for sure today and the next two days. Check the action here, first call at 7am. The Sunset Beach contest will be on too, check that action here instead.

Plenty waves on Maui's north shore too, obviously blown out by the trades as usual.

Wind map at noon shows moderate trades.

North Pacific shows a big strong fetch NW fetch. The section circled in black is oriented towards us, but will be unfortunately blocked by the Aleutian Islands. The one in blue is oriented towards the US west coast and we might get some angular spreading. The one in red is oriented towards us, but it's fairly small and weak. There's also a local windswell fetch.

South Pacific shows a mini fetch that I'm afraid won't do much.

Morning sky looks clearer than the last couple of days.

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