Sunday 4 1 18 morning call

Let me start today’s call with a bit of promotion of Dave Kalama’s camp in Namotu (May 26 – June 02). I’m going and I’m trying to help fill up the last few available spots. Here’s a few key points:

– world class waterman DK
– Guest coaches : World Long board champion Colin McPhilips, waterman and ambasador Jerry Bess from Big Island, World Class Australian Water Patrol & surfer James “Billy Watson” and others.
– Award winning Surf Photographer Peter “Joli” Wilson
– World class resort for waves, location and hospitality
– Private island for the week
– Instructionals on and off water
– world class sup, foil, surf, snorkel
– open and great for all levels and abilities
– email [email protected] for more information and mention that you saw this on the MSR blog for a $50 discount.
My first and only Namotu experience is described in this series of posts and it was truly memorable.

A shortboard and a SUP foiling session for me yesterday. Here’s an image from the first one: beautiful waves at Hookipa in the early morning.

Here’s another one taken by my friend Matias.

Here’s a couple from the beach.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore

No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for .7f 14s.

North shore
NW101
6.1ft @ 11s

Hanalei
7.5ft @ 13s from 309° (WNW)

Pauwela
3.8ft @ 13s from 325° (NW)

3.3ft @ 9s from 77° (ENE)
The difference between the Hanalei reading and the Pauwela one almost makes me want to move to Kauai, but fortunately Maui has plenty pluses, so I won’t. I sure would love to surf Hanalei Bay again though. Anyway, digressing too much here, below is the collage of:
– Pauwela’s graph
– Surfline forecast as of March 30th
– Surfline forecast as of today.

As you can see, the swell peaked a bit earlier than predicted (I think the best waves were right at sunrise), and today it should be slowly tapering down all day. Stay tuned for an early Hookipa report.

Wind map at noon. Early morning should be very clean.

North Pacific doesn’t have any fetches. Mid week the north shore will be pretty small, possibly flat.

Neither does South Pacific, and April could have not started worse.

Morning sky.

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