Sunday, December 09, 2018

Sunday 12 9 18 morning call

A SUP foiling session for me yesterday. Here's a photo of 15 year old Jackson Bunch at Honolua one of these past days by Onemorefoto.

4am significant buoy readings
South shore
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys.

North shore
9.6ft @ 15s from 4° (N)
5.8ft @ 8s from 73° (ENE)
3.5ft @ 7s from 57° (ENE)
3ft @ 5s from 53° (ENE)

12.5ft @ 17s from 343° (NNW)
5.7ft @ 7s from 39° (NE)
4.4ft @ 9s from 345° (NNW)

7.4ft @ 18s from 342° (NNW)
5.9ft @ 11s from 332° (NNW)
5ft @ 7s from 30° (NNE)

8.5ft @ 15s from 339° (NNW)
6.5ft @ 7s from 41° (NE)
2.6ft @ 9s from 346° (NNW)
Solid long period NNW energy in the water, but the status of the ocean on the north shore will be an absolute mess due to the other energies of different periods and directions and specially to the strong trades. I could have posted buoy graphs or swell forecasts, but what really counts is the wind, so here's the 10 days Windguru table again.

In an extreme effort of trying to find something good out of it, I'm going to notice that:
1) strong winds always bring rain (specially in winter time), so there might be some short windows of possibly decent conditions after big squalls
2) at least towards mid week it goes easterly, so there might be some spots that will be semi-sheltered
3) there's light at the end of the tunnel/week
4) the next calm day is going to feel like heaven

Wind maps at noon are starting to be quite colorful, better get familiar with these: Orange: 20-25 knots, Purple: 25-30, Red 30-35.

North Pacific has a distant NW fetch. Jet stream is staying high and the mid latitudes are dominated by a high pressure that will slowly move east. I circled in black the area of strong winds inside which we will be immersed pretty much the whole week.

South Pacific has a little fetch NE of New Zealand that could produce something for us. We'll find out in 6 days.

Morning sky.

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