Saturday, March 14, 2020

Saturday 3 14 20 morning call

Another day full of action yesterday. These shots are from the first session. Notice how the picture of the bottom turn barely include the logo of my surfboard (BUSHMAN).

Off the top instead, the logo is fully in. The reason, imo, is that the board was flexing in the bottom turn because of the pressure applied by the feet against the water and it's back to its regular shape when the pressure is released. One of the reasons why I still prefer PU boards vs epoxy sandwiched boards like Surftech or Firewire. These last ones have so many great new shapes though, that I might have to try to get used to the different flex and try a few. I'm very intrigued by the Seaside for example and I heard great things about the Sci-fi 2. We just received a batch at Hi-Tech.

I spent the rest of the day at the harbor. This was the wave that made me grab the 10 feet nose riding SUP for session 2, and it was ridiculously fun.

Pier one had some.

About to slash the hell out of it. Session 3 was on the SUP foil and it was another great deal of fun.

5am significant buoy readings and discussion
South shore
Nothing at the buoys, check the Lahaina webcam if interested.

North shore
8.0ft @ 14s from 330° (NW)
5.0ft @ 10s from 335° (NNW)

6.6ft @ 14s from 332° (NNW)
4.5ft @ 12s from 338° (NNW)
4.4ft @ 10s from 339° (NNW)

6.6ft @ 13s from 335° (NNW)
3.9ft @ 9s from 337° (NNW)

6.9ft @ 13s from 335° (NNW)
3.1ft @ 9s from 351° (N)
2.8ft @ 11s from 341° (NNW)
All the buoys continue to show elevated NNW energy, so that's what we'll have on tap all day today. The wind should be calm again up until 10ish, another glorious morning of surfing is ahead. Hookipa probably around double overhead, all the NW shore spots will have waves. Enjoy.

Wind map at noon (the other ones can be found at link n.-2 of GP's meteo websites list in the right column).

North Pacific has a small fetch from a newly formed low in the Gulf of Alaska. The bulk of the swell is missing us to our east, but we should get some NNE angular spreading in a few days.

Small Tasman Sea fetch down under.

Morning sky.

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