Saturday, November 14, 2020

Saturday 11 14 20 morning call

The new NW swell started filling in yesterday afternoon. This is my pick of Jimmie Hepp's album.

6am significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore

1.6ft @ 15s from 218° (SW)

Not sure that energy is really from the SW or the wrap of the NW swell hitting the Lanai buoy (but not Maui's south shore). Doesn't really matter, just check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency. Once in a while there's a nice wave like this one.

North shore
5.5ft @ 13s from 332° (NNW)

3.2ft @ 15s from 321° (NW)

5.5ft @ 9s from 74° (ENE)

After something like 5 days of easterly energy only, today we have a mix of that plus something like 3ft 15s from the NW. Nothing major, but there will be overhead sets at Hookipa.

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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