Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Wednesday 12 27 17 morning call

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Yesterday I had a SUP foiling and a longboard sessions. Man, are those disciplines different! I couldn't take a photo of the day, but fortunately I have a couple of contributing photographers that I can use for that. Still searching for a west side one. Free banner and link to any website every time I use a photo. This is Dave Kalama enjoying a glide over glassy water in a remarkable shot from Jason Hall. As predicted well in advance, yesterday the wind conditions were good pretty much everywhere on the north shore.

4-5am significant buoy readings
South shore
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 1.2f 15s, coming from a small fetch east of New Zealand that happened on Dec 19, 20 and 21, which are the three maps collaged below. The wind will be southerly today though, so not good for the south shore.

North shore
7.5ft @ 13s from 8° (N)

6.3ft @ 14s from 351° (N)

6.7ft @ 13s from 353° (N)
2.1ft @ 9s from 47° (NE)

Plenty northerly energy on the north shore. With the help of the SW wind, I'm predicting a high score for the conditions at Hookipa. Stay tuned for a beach report around 6.30am.

The wind today should start off as Kona (blowing 14mph in Kahului at 5.30am, but lighter up the coast) and then slow down towards mid day. The noon map below shows an inversion line somewhere around Hookipa. When the color is light blue, we're talking 1-5 knots, so it doesn't really matter where it comes from. Gonna be good for surfing all day again.

North Pacific shows a good distant WNW fetch off Japan, a small N one and a small easterly windswell one.

South Pacific shows a small fetch east of New Zealand.

Morning sky shows that a sub-front just passed over us.

There was some heavy rain during the night, but the worse should be passed. The wind is still Kona though, that means the front is not completely passed just yet. That'll happen tomorrow mid day.

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