Thanks to Gale for the donation.
Normally I use the last week of the year to ask for donations to show the appreciation for the 2019 season of the MSR blog. This year I’ll be off the island in that week, so I’ll do it now.
Yesterday I was thinking about foil downwinders and watched the video documenting my attempt n.13. After the non particularly motivating vision of which, fortunately the autoplay brought up this one from one of the masters of the discipline which was much worthier watching (and sharing). Brother Jeremy Riggs knows how to read the bumps and just flies out there.
Btw, the next video the autoplay brought up was this phenomenal 2012 final of the Volcom Pipe Pro. I never saw it before, great to see Maui’s Kai Barger fighting it out with the top guys and incredible performances overall.
This is my pick of Jimmie Hepp’s album of the windsurfing action at Hookipa.
6am significant buoy readings and discussion
No southerly energy at the buoys, check the Lahaina webcam.
12.1ft @ 9s from 40° (NE)
No need to look at the other buoys today, as they won’t add any information with no new NW swells arriving. Pauwela feels between 3-4ft of 11-13s leftover of the previous one (both pretty northerly directions now), plus a whooping 12ft 9s from 40 degrees from the fetch we are totally immersed in today. Needless to say, conditions will be horrible pretty much everywhere on the north shore, due to the strong wind. Gonna be hard to find shelter from it (and from the associated rain). I’d recommend a day off, but if you still want to surf, the eastern exposures will obviously offer the bigger sizes. Just be careful, because there’s going to be a lot of raw energy out in the ocean today. West side will be cleaner, even though the blustery winds will likely introduce some roughness also at Honolua.
High Tide High Tide Low Tide Low Tide Sunrise Sunset
10:26a +1.7 5:16a +1.1 5:23p -0.1 7:00a 5:52p