Friday, June 26, 2020

Friday 6 26 20 morning call

Better a mediocre picture of the day of this old but epic shot of Darrel Wong of Connor Baxter at Spartans? Fortunately I don't even have a mediocre picture of the day, so...

4am significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
1.1ft @ 11s from 192° (SSW)            

1.3ft @ 15s from 194° (SSW)           

Small long period energy at Lanai translates in small but beautiful waves at the harbor. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
4.3ft @ 12s from 325° (NW)            

3.8ft @ 13s from 314° (NW)            

2.5ft @ 14s from 315° (NW)

3.8ft @ 6s from 73° (ENE)        
3.2ft @ 8s from 96° (E)
1.7ft @ 14s from 326° (NW)            
New out of season NW swell on the rise all day. For some reason, the only graph I could visualize was Hanalei, so here it is together with the Surfline forecast. On the post Buoys to Maui travel times and Maui's shadow lines we learn that at 14s it takes around 9h from Hanalei to Maui, so I drew a red dotted line to predict how the swell will pick up in Maui. The afternoon might see some head high (possibly plus) sets at Hookipa. Much smaller in the morning, I might do a beach report later.

Wind map at noon
(the other ones can be found at link n.-2 of GP's meteo websites list in the right column).

Fetches map (circles legend: red: direct aim, blue: angular spreading, black: blocked, yellow: apparent direct aim, but out of the great circle ray map, so not 100% sure).
North Pacific (about 4 days travel time from the NW corner of the North Pacific):

South Pacific (about 7 days travel time from east/west of New Zealand):

Morning sky.

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