Thursday, June 25, 2020

Thursday 6 25 20 morning call

The lovely Annie Reickert. Photo by Erik Aeder.

This video is 24 minutes long and I've watched the first six so far. Keahi de Aboitiz sure knows how to get barreled, no matter what he's riding.

4am significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
1.4ft @ 15s from 195° (SSW)            

1.5ft @ 14s from 189° (S)
1.2ft @ 11s from 177° (S)

Old southerly energy down to 11s, but a new small long period energy is in the water. Bigger swell is predicted over the weekend. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
0.5ft @ 16s from 280° (W)            

6.1ft @ 8s from 77° (ENE)            

Here's how Pat Caldwell described the evolution of the fetch of the NW swell expect tomorrow:
An out-of-season NW swell event is expected for Friday. A gale low formed east of the Kuril Islands 5/20 with an eastward track along 45N. Seas held within 15-20 feet while west of the Date Line. The head of the fetch of mostly near gales was over the 305-320 degrees band about 2000 nm away Monday morning 6/22. The fetch widened to 305-330 degrees once the system moved east of the Date Line Tuesday 6/23 as the winds weakened. Seas of around 12 feet were about 1200 nm away at the closest position to Hawaii overnight Tuesday night. The system moved NNE and began fading 6/24.
The new event is due to fill in Friday morning centered from 315 degrees. It should peak late Friday (4ft 13s), then decline through Saturday from 310-330 degrees.

Below are the maps of June 21 through 24 that will help follow.

As for today, only easterly windswell, so small waves at Hookipa, bigger on eastern exposures.

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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