Monday, August 06, 2018

Monday 8 6 18 morning call

 SUP foiling downwinder attempt n.13 for me yesterday. I did a video to illustrate the awesome struggle I'm experiencing trying to learn this extremely difficult discipline.

3am significant buoy readings
South shore
1.3ft @ 17s from 96° (E)

0.9ft @ 17s from 110° (ESE)

0.8ft @ 17s from 45° (NE)

1ft @ 11s from 176° (S)
0.9ft @ 13s from 181° (S)
0.8ft @ 18s from 195° (SSW)
0.9ft @ 13s from 187° (S)
New long period south swell on the slow rise all day today. Directions are all over the place as usual at the outer buoys, but we know that they are completely meaningless. Below is the collage of the maps of July 30 and 31, and August 1 and 2. As you can see, the fetch was south of us and pretty solid and tomorrow Surfline predicts 3f 15s. I'll be Lahaina side very early, but I'm busy with a lesson, so I'll probably report when I'm done. Should be before 9. 

North shore.
4.8ft @ 8s from 76° (ENE)

Windswell comind down as predicted for today. Tomorrow there should be the first signs of the energy coming from that north fetch we've seen in the last couple of days.

Wind map at noon.

North Pacific still has the three fetches it had the last couple of days:
- WSW from the typhoon S of Japan
- N between a high and a low in the gulf of Alaska
- the windswell fetch.
South Pacific only has a weak fetch N of New Zealand
Morning sky.

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