Wednesday, November 12, 2014

11 12 14 morning call

4am main swell buoy readings:

NW Hawaii
12.1ft @ 16s from 321° (NW)

13ft @ 17s from 329° (NW)

Maui north shore
10.8ft @ 17s from 328° (NW)

The boys say it all (like always). Here's the graphs of:

NW Hawaii


From which you can appreciate:
- the time the swell took to travel from one buoy to another
- the degrade in size

The way waves travel is incredibly efficient. My guess is that if the Earth had no lands, a swell like this would be able to do the travel across the globe at least 5-6 times before dying.
But nonetheless, they do go down in size when they travel!
And that's why this swell is an extra large one, but not a giant one. Those last ones are usually generated closer to the islands by a captured fetch.
Anyway, it was and it is big enough for most of the regular spots on the north shore to start closing out.
That's when a trip to the west side becomes almost imperative.

Winds still variable will offer clean conditions, enjoy until they last! Trade winds are modeled to be back around Monday/Tuesday.

Have fun in the sun everyone!

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