Saturday, November 07, 2020

Saturday 11 7 20 morning call

Once again a morning of great waves at Hookipa. It's been at least two weeks (maybe even three) that the morning conditions have been good to excellent.

Nano with a little low rocker fish that did not look particularly good on those waves.

In case you missed it (like me). Photo by Jimmie Hepp.
3am significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
3.5ft @ 13s from 201° (SSW)

2.6ft @ 13s from 240° (WSW)

Weird and probably unreliable directions at the buoys, but let's assume that is southerly energy. Finally yesterday afternoon I saw some decent waves on the Lahaina webcam so check it if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore
8.4ft @ 13s from 28° (NNE)

6.7ft @ 13s from 357° (N)

High energy from the north at the buoys, IF the same is in our waters today the waves should be up on the whole north shore. Head and a half to possibly double at Hookipa. BUT that energy can also be missing us to our west, in which case the waves will be smaller. I'm missing the Pauwela buoy like everybody else. 

Below are the maps of Nov 3 to 5 that show (red arrow) the close-by fetch responsible for it.

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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