Monday, November 09, 2020

Monday 11 9 20 morning call

The last 13 Hookipa beach reports I posted (since Oct 26) have averaged a remarkable 7.4. In other words, we had a really good run of favorable wind conditions (wave size counts very little compared to the conditions, at least in my reports), but that is over. This week is going to be very windy and easterly energy is all we have on tap until Friday.

Here's my pick of Jimmie Hepp's album of the daily windsurfing action.

4am significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
1.5ft @ 12s from 189° (S)

1.2ft @ 12s from 191° (SSW)

Southerly energy slowly trickling down to nothing, check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore

5.2ft @ 9s from 64° (ENE)
4.9ft @ 6s from 79° (ENE)
3.5ft @ 11s from 19° (NNE)


4.4ft @ 9s from 25° (NNE)
3.4ft @ 12s from 15° (NNE)

As I said, you're going to see the letter E a lot in the buoy readings this week. Hookipa and the eastern exposures will have blown out waves, probably around head high.

Wind map at noon .The other ones can be found at link n.-2 of GP's meteo websites list in the right column (click on animation of the 10 meter 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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