Sunday, November 15, 2020

Sunday 11 15 20 morning call

Good waves yesterday at Hookipa. I remember this drop to be pretty steep for my standards.

Still not even remotely close to this one nicely stuck by Matt Meola.

Him and Kai Lenny (here) were across the channel doing rotations at any possible opportunity. I'm old school and prefer a good old bottom turn better (plus the photo shows the wave a lot better).
5am significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore
1.5ft @ 15s from 203° (SSW)

Now that the NW swell is down to 12s, we can say that that 15s energy IS from the SSW. As a matter of fact, below is the collage of the maps of Nov 6 through 8 (which I was too lazy to investigate yesterday). Nice Tasman Sea fetch, I should look for some Fiji photos from a few days... I bet it was pretty big.

Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency, which is very low, like all Tasman Sea swells.

North shore
3.2ft @ 12s from 330° (NW)

3.6ft @ 12s from 314° (NW)

4.8ft @ 8s from 69° (ENE)

NW swell is already down to 12s today, with 3 and a half feet, I'm gonna call Hookipa head to head and a half and good conditions (no wind) this morning. Possible beach report later. Easterly energy down to 5ft 8s, easterly exposures should still have fun size waves.

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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