4am significant buoy readings
1.6ft @ 11s from 137° (SE)
1.7ft @ 15s from 183° (S)
1.4ft @ 15s from 187° (S)
I-N-C-O-S-I-S-T-E-N-T though. Remember the fetches collage yesterday? Tasman sea swells are always inconsistent, even more than the southerly ones.
Wind map at noon.
North Pacific shows:
- a weak WNW fetch
- an again well oriented windswell fetch
- a tiny E fetch associated with tropical cyclone Fabio
The one that will produce the most energy is clearly the second one, as it's the one that is unblocked and the nearest to the islands. Later on this week, Fabio will join forces with the trades flow and send us a lovely long period E swell that Surfline predicts to peak at 4.5f 15s on Sunday.
South Pacific has a small well positioned fetch E of New Zealand to keep the background surf going.
Morning sky. I drew a couple of arrows to indicate a hint of counter clockwise circulation. If it keeps on spinning like that, it should block the trades or at least make them more northerly, instead the forecast is for regular trades. It'll be interesting to see what happens.
My dad "complained" that he couldn't understand a thing in my 7 in 1 video, so I shot one in Italian just for him. Just for him? Might as well share it here too...