Sunday, December 17, 2017

Sunday 12 17 17 morning call

A shortboard session was all that my weak and intoxicated body allowed me to do yesterday. Hookipa was too good to pass.

 Ian Walsh in a bottom turn setting up a barrel.

He travelled quite a bit in this one, but didn't find the exit.
This crazy aerial at Pavillions might be from Kain Daly, but I'm not 100% sure.

This other spot was going off too.

5am significant buoy readings
South shore
No energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 0.7f 10s, probably flat.

North shore
4.2ft @ 13s from 329° (NW)

2.4ft @ 15s from 312° (NW)

2.3ft @ 15s from 313° (NW)
8.2ft @ 10s from 64° (ENE)
New NW swell on the rise all day today, as the readings of the upstream buoys clearly show. Below is the graph of NW101, Waimea and the Surfline forecast. I circled in red the new swell, while on the forecast the color of the swell is orange. As you can see, in Maui it will be more an afternoon affair.
No big deal, since there's still 8f 10s from 64 degrees in the water and that will provide plenty waves to ride in the morning too. Stay tuned for a beach report from Hookipa around 7am.

Wind map at noon shows a switch of the winds from a predominant southerly direction (which will make for very clean conditions all morning on all the north shore) to a possible very light trades in the Hookipa area. Overall, it should be another beautiful day of clean surf.

North Pacific shows a weak distant WNW fetch and a weak easterly windswell one.

Nothing on offer in the South Pacific.

Morning sky. Should be a stunning day.

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