A longboard and a SUP foiling session for me yesterday. It was only Brett Lickle and I in the second one, here’s a quick chat in the empty lineup that could have been an epic interview, had I managed to catch that wave and ride it criss-crossing with him, but I didn’t.
I made up with this other one.
This photo by Tomoko was taken earlier in the day shows foiler Robert with a perfectly executed shift of the weight on the front foot to handle the speed of a relatively steep drop. Had he not done that, the overfoil was pretty much guaranteed.
4am significant buoy readings
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 0.8f 10s. The new WNW swell picking up today (see below) is likely to bring waves in the Kihei area.
6.1ft @ 16s from 292° (WNW)
2.7ft @ 18s from 306° (WNW)
6.7ft @ 9s from 73° (ENE)
New long period WNW swell on the rise at the buoys, even though in Maui it will be noticeable only in the afternoon. Waimea is down, below is the graph of the three reported buoys (with red arrows to indicate the new swell), plus the Surfline forecast which is extremely reliable (if you look at the offshore swells tab and not at the spot forecasts). Direction at the NW buoy is 292, so we’re gonna get partially blocked. That is no surprise if you remember the position of the fetch. If you don’t, scroll down and check the fetch map of the past 4 days.
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