Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Wednesday 3 11 20 morning call

Take the wind out of the equation and immediately the waves become good. I took these photos after my early morning session at Hookipa yesterday.
Brother Andy.

Sister Annie.

How's the colors?

Session two was windfoiling at Kanaha. This Manta Ray is waving me hi (or showing me the finger, not sure).

This is a friend who tried my gear and picked it up pretty quickly. I put the Maliko 200 for her, as the wind was pretty light.

Meanwhile the windsurfers were enjoying a last day of sailable conditions at Hookipa. This is my pick of Jimmie Hepp's album of the action.

4am significant buoy readings and discussion
South shore
Tiny 11s readings at the buoys, check the Lahaina webcam if interested.
North shore
3.8ft @ 13s from 302° (WNW)

3.5ft @ 14s from 315° (NW)

2.3ft @ 14s from 320° (NW)

4.5ft @ 11s from 35° (NE)
4.5ft @ 9s from 33° (NE)
2.5ft @ 15s from 335° (NNW)
Mix of swells of different sizes, periods and directions will make for slightly disorganized breaking patterns (the waves will break in different spots and have different shapes), but the absolute lack of wind (until 10am) will make for good to excellent conditions. Possible early beach report up later, unless I choose to go somewhere else (it's going to be very crowded).

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

The low that is going to block the trades has strengthened and now it provides a beautiful NW-NNW fetch. Proximity will help and Surfline has 10f 12s from 329 on Friday. Hints of a new low forming off Japan.

Small fetch east of New Zealand down under.

Morning sky.

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