Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Tuesday 3 20 18 morning call

Longboard and windfoiling session for me yesterday. No photo of the day, here's an image from March 20 2012 that shows how flat Hookipa was that day. The day after that was a big swell though.

But since we don't like flatness, here's an image from Tahiti by Ben Thouard.

6am significant buoy readings
South shore

No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 1.2f 12s and a new rising low long period one at 0.4f 16s.

North shore
7.6ft @ 10s from 347° (NNW)
4.5ft @ 13s from 303° (WNW)
4.8ft @ 9s from 11° (NNE)
4ft @ 11s from 7° (N)
Fun size readings at Pauwela, the problem at Hookipa will be the wind as usual. It looked pretty fun in the head high range yesterday at sunset when the wind died. Similar size today, while tomorrow it's going to be possibly extra large.

Wind map at noon. Wind map at 2pm looks windier.

North Pacific shows a small distant NW fetch and the strong near NE fetch responsible for tomorrow's big swell.

South Pacific shows the best fetch of the new south swell season so far. Surfline doesn't have much in the forecast and that's very surprising. We'll see what happens in a week.

Morning sky.

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