Thursday, July 08, 2021

Thursday 7 8 21 morning call

No photos from yesterday. Here's a nice video that compares winDfoiling vs winGfoiling on mellow waves and, imo, clearly shows the pros and cons of both.

One clear pro of winGfoiling is the superior freedom of body movement. Photo by Thomas Burblies.

More foil talk (been doing a bunch of the SUP variety lately). In search of more grip in the turns from my 12.5 Gofoil tail on the short pedistal, one morning I glued this carbon winglet (thanks Scot!) on. Parking lot job, thank you Solarez. I used it for two sessions and removed it: definitely more grip, but also slower and stiffer (more directionally stable). Like putting bigger fins on your surfboard. One thing that foiling has taught me: the importance of drag. Every little thing you add under the water slows you down... a lot! It might have been just in my mind, but I could feel it even when just paddling...

1am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
3.1ft @ 15s from 197° (SSW)

3.3ft @ 15s from 191° (SSW)

South swell slowly tapering down, but still well above average at the buoys. This might be the best (quality has obviously nothing to do with the size for me) day of this swell, also thanks to the favorable light wind conditions. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
2.5ft @ 7s from 53° (ENE)

Tiny windswell at Pauwela, home call for Hookipa and the whole north shore is: flat.

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) 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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