Monday 11 13 17 morning call

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First successful surf foiling lesson ever for me yesterday, the Gofoil Maliko did its magic but it also helped that the student had some kitefoiling experience. He was so enthusiast about the outcome, that he came to the shop in the afternoon and bought a foil and a foil board.

This is Jason in a shot that shows why I don’t like coiled leashes.

After the lesson I went foiling myself. This 1 minute clip shows a different perspective, don’t worry I made sure you won’t see too much. A long enough leash tucked in your shorts is the way to go for SUP foiling IMO, it comes out effortlessly in the wipeouts and it takes 2 seconds to tuck it back in when you get back on your board. Just don’t put it in the front! Doesn’t work for prone foiling though.
Does the foil sound like the whales or what? Hopefully it won’t attract horny males…

4am significant buoy readings
South shore

N
2.6ft @ 12s from 144° (SE)

That’s the only indication of southerly energy at the buoys, I got a report of beautiful waist high waves in Lahaina yesterday. Today the Surfline forecast calls for 1.6f 10s, which is less than yesterday.

North shore
N
3ft @ 10s from 14° (NNE)

Mokapu
3.2ft @ 8s from 46° (NE)           

3ft @ 10s from 17° (NNE)

NNE energy down to 3f 10s from 17 degrees, that’s not much, but there will be waves on the north shore. This morning I will be able to post a Hookipa beach report with size details around 6.40am.

It won’t be enough for the first event of the Triple Crown of Surfing on Oahu’s north shore though. The Haleiwa contest‘s waiting period is from November 12 to 24. Some top Maui surfers are in it, but I’m disappointed not to see Kai Lenny in the list: Dusty Paine, Makana and Ola Eleogram, Imai Devault, Billy Kemper, Tanner Hendrickson, Cody Young.

Wind map at noon shows light trades. Looks like windfoiling to me.

North Pacific shows a small NW and a weak NNE fetches.

South Pacific doesn’t offer any fetches of relevance.

Morning sky looks pretty clear.

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