Thursday, June 23, 2022

Thursday 6 23 22 morning call

Hookipa yesterday.

Reason n.1 why I switched to Armstrong from Gofoil a couple of years ago is the availability of a shorter 50cm fuse. I even refused to switch to the A+ 50 when it came out, because it's actually 52 and not as fun as the non A+ 50. In episode 3 of the quest for the ideal wing downwinder foil setup, I test it again to verify that I still prefer the non A+.
Mind that these are my very personal preferences of expert foiler. For all beginners out there: get yourself everything big (big board, big foil and long fuse) and your learning is going to be a lot easier.

6am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore
2.1ft at 14s S 190ยบ

Southerly energy still hanging in there. Consistency is particularly low, as this is probably mostly angular spreading. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
4.6ft @ 8s from 78° (ENE)

The only energy on the north shore is the ENE windswell. That should give Hookipa weak crumbling waves in the waist to chest high range.

Wind map at noon. The other ones can be found here.

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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