Trippy shot of Dr. Chris McNeil. On the left, the camera focused on him and you can see all the details of his wing... through the slippers!! Which, as you can see from the shot on the right, are pretty damn solid. How is that possible? I have no idea, I need a proper photographer to explain me that.
Btw, according to the counters, this blog gets an average of about a thousand views a day, but virtually no comments at all. Unfortunately I have to moderate (approve) them (otherwise I get tons of spam) and that usually introduces a delay in the publishing, but if you know how this is possible, don't be shy and let me know.
Btw n.2, Chris is my dentist, he's awesome and I strongly recommend him.
US Coast Guard helicopter Barbers Point still searching for the missing man. I can hear one from my house also right now as I post this.
Side effect of the many families that are now learning how to wing in the harbor: the kids that are too young for it can learn how to windsurf. Those might need some proper kids beginner gear, but overall, it's a pretty awesome thing what's happening down there.
5am significant buoy readings and discussion.
1.8ft @ 13s from 189° (S)
Southerly energy still hanging in there with almost 2ft 13s, unfortunately the Lahaina webcam shows less than that. Check it out yourself if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.
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):