Saturday, July 24, 2021

Saturday 7 24 21 morning call

No photos from yesterday, this is a video by Jason Hall of my neighbor Dylan Fish ripping on a wingfoil downwinder. I did one myself yesterday, still searching for the footstrap setup that offers the best compromise between performance and hip health. I didn't look nearly as good as Dylan, but that might easily never happen... and he doesn't even have footstraps!
S-turns cutbacks are where the fun is when foiling on waves (that snowboard on air feeling, check the video I posted yesterday) and Dylan is an absolute master at that.

3am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore

1.9ft @ 11s from 186° (S)
1.4ft @ 15s from 191° (SSW)


1.8ft @ 14s from 184° (S)
1.7ft @ 12s from 172° (S)

There's still some decent southerly energy at the buoys, check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore

4.9ft @ 7s from 63° (ENE)
4.8ft @ 9s from 80° (E)

Windswell is still up at Pauwela, even though a bit smaller than during the past days of this week. The energy spectrum below also shows less energy from northerly directions, so Hookipa will be hit less. Home guess for it is waist to chest high and sloppy, bigger on eastern exposures.

Forecast and energy spectrum of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.

Wind map at noon. The other ones can be found here (click on animation of the 10 meter column).

Fetches map
(circles legend: red: direct aim, blue: angular spreading, black: blocked, yellow: possibly over the ice sheet) from Windy.
North Pacific
(about 4 days travel time from the NW corner of the North Pacific):

South Pacific
(about 7 days travel time from east/west of New Zealand):

Morning sky.

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