Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Wednesday 6 26 19 morning call

This is a photo of Restaurants in Fiji posted by the Tavarua Island Resort Facebook page. You can see how shallow the reef is. I experienced that it's also extremely sharp.

5am significant buoy readings
South shore
1.1ft @ 13s from 184° (S)
1ft @ 16s from 198° (SSW)
1ft @ 13s from 186° (S)
0.8ft @ 16s from 188° (S)
Couple of long period readings at the buoy, but the webcam shows very little energy. This is a decent wave (which I caught a tad late), but check it yourself if interested.
North shore
A lot of buoys disappeared from the Surfline page today. Good day for it, as there's pretty much nothing in the water and the north shore is flat.

Bad day for the meteo websites in general, as the wind maps are unavailable too. This is the Windguru 10 days table. Shouldn't be much wind today, the NAM model down the page even shows a few hours of Kona in the morning, consequence of the approaching front we can see in the satellite photo at the bottom of this post. Easterly trades should be back tomorrow.
Nothing of relevance in the North Pacific.
The only great circle maps available these days don't have the isobars on it (as the old ones did), so it's even more difficult for me to guess if the orientation of the fetch I circled in yellow is going to provide us with some angular spreading.
Morning sky. Yesterday's clouds didn't move much, but they are definitely closer today.
This is the rain radar at 6.55am and it shows some rain on Molokai.

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