Saturday, August 13, 2022

Saturday 8 13 22 morning call

There's 5 factors in the wing gear equation. Two are fixed (or at least, can only change slowly): rider skill and weight. Three are variable: board, foil and wing size. It's pretty obvious that the smaller you go with all three, the more fun winging gets, but keeping one of them relatively big, will allow you go smaller with the other two.
Eric's choice is to ride a relatively big foil (more than 1000 sqcm, if I remember correctly) and use tiny wing and board.
In my case instead, I ride a 90L board and that allows me to use small wings and foils (2.8 and 525 is my current go to setup for downwinders). As long as the board is light, I feel it doesn't effect my ride much at all.
Totally personal preference, just experiment and see what works for you.

7am Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.

South shore

  • 1.7ft
    , 13s, S 180º
  • 2.2ft
    , 6s, SSE 150º
  • 1.2ft
    , 9s, S 170º


  • 1.9ft
    , 13s, S 170º
  • 3.2ft
    , 6s, SSE 155º
  • 1.4ft
    , 11s, S 180º

Small southerly energy at the buoys. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore


  • 2.7ft
    , 6s, NE 55º
  • 2ft
    , 8s, E 90º
  • 2.1ft
    , 5s, E 80º

Small windswell only on the north shore. Home guess for Hookipa is flat to knee high.

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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