Monday, October 19, 2015

10 19 morning call

What a gorgeous sunny day yesterday was!
I have Hookipa contributions from two of my favorite photographers.

Morning surfing by Jason Hall.

Afternoon windsurfing by Jimmie Hepp.

2.5ft @ 9s from 355° (N)
2.1ft @ 6s from 47° (NE)
1.9ft @ 11s from 359° (N)
1.2ft @ 7s from 20° (NNE)
3.1ft @ 14s from 191° (SSW)
2.2ft @ 9s from 206° (SSW)
0.9ft @ 11s from 201° (SSW)
North shore is gonna by very small today, before picking up again tomorrow (all those NW fetches of the past few days).
With 3f 14s, the south shore will still see some action. I just saw a nice set on the Lahaina webcam, even though the tide is pretty high.

Talking about which, today is one of those half moon days in which there's only one high and one low tides. It took me a bit of researching to figure out how that was possible, and I found out that in reality there's still two highs and two lows, but the difference between one high and low is so small that you can't even register it (I put a little circle where it would happen today).
Check tomorrow also: the difference between those two tides becomes slightly bigger (another circle) and so it does for every following day until it goes back to "normal" towards the end of the week and towards the full moon.
This "tide skip" happens only in certain areas of the planet (forgot the name) that have overall low tide swings and Hawaii is to be in one of them.

Wind prediction for day taken from Windguru.

Wind map shows the same two NW and S fetches it has been showing for the last 3-4 days. We like that.

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